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Issues of vulnerable group protection were presented 15:50 / 26.02.2014

On February 25, in the conference hall of MES was held a seminar on the issues of disaster risk reduction among vulnerable groups. As vulnerable groups were considered children, aged people and people having mobility problems. The seminar was attended by guests from Japan and the Philippines, representing the Asian Disaster Risk Reduction Center and other authoritative institutions. The seminar was also attended by representatives of the National Seismic Protection Survey of the...

Portable gas stations in the limelight of MES 18:03 / 25.02.2014

On Febrauary 25, Minister of Emergency Situations Armen Yeritsyan held a meeting on the security of portable gas stations and fire security of buildings.  The meeting, held in MES conference hall, was attended by representatives of the leadership of the ministry of ES, State Fire and Technical Safety Inspection, specialists from “National center of Technical Safety” SNCO , representatives of the Government of the RA, Yerevan Municipality, Police and the Ministry of Urban Development....

Head of the Regional OCHA Office in MES 16:02 / 25.02.2014

On February 25, Minister of Emergency Situations Armen Yeritsyan received the Head of the Regional office of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Central Asia and the Caucasus Marcel Vaessen. The manager of the OCHA Regional Office for Central Asia and the Caucasus Humanitarian Affairs Olga Prorovskaya and OCHA National Disaster Response Adviser Ashot Sargsyan also participated at the meeting. Welcoming the guests and briefly introducing...

Cooperation between MES and Yerevan Metro Becomes More Tight 17:52 / 21.02.2014

Still in January, the representatives of Yerevan Metro (subway) leadership visited the Ministry of Emergency Situations at the head of the general director P. Yayloyan. At the meeting, related to the issues of cooperation with Yerevan Metro, the sides established willingness for a close cooperation, as well as an appointment was attained about the visit of the Minister of Emergency Situations to the Yerevan Metro.   It is also based on the recommendations of the President...

Alternative Service in the Ministry of Emergency Situations 14:36 / 21.02.2014

On February 21, the Minister of Emergency Situations Armen Yeritsyan held a meeting with young people performing alternative service in the Ministry of Emergency Situations. The meeting was attended by the members of committee of the alternative service of MES. Since January 15, in MES rescue service, 13 young people, who were included in the alternative service, have been working as driver’s assistant, rescuer’s assistant and yard cleaners. The Minister for Emergency...

Disaster Preparedness by Education and Awareness 16:48 / 20.02.2014

By United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Armenian office and Crisis Management State Academy of MES of the RA was organized and conducted the program on “Disaster preparedness by education and awareness”. The duration of the program was 6 months (from September 2013 to February 2014), the aim was to implement an educational program on disaster risk reduction with the pupils and staff of the 6 institutions in Armavir marz (70 employees and 120 children). Within the...