Members of NARRI Consortium responds to Savar Building Collapse and conducts joint RNA
Following the devastating tragedy of the Savar Building Collapse on 24 April 2013, organizations under the NARRI Consortium have extended support to the rescue operation. Till date, numbers observed are: 2,437 survivors and 1,127 bodies recovered from the wreckage. The exact number of people in the building is unconfirmed, however Department of Disaster Management, Government of Bangladesh claims around the 3,122 persons were in the building which was housed by 5 ready made garment factories, BGMEA sources claim 3,400 were in the building and trade unions are claiming that the figure is much higher.
More than 200 trained Community Volunteers took part in rescue efforts soon after the incident. The Community Volunteers working under the direction of the Department of Fire Service and Civil Defense (FSCD) had earlier received training through FSCD under the previous DIPECHO VI Project implemented under the NARRI Consortium. Several organizations under the NARRI Consortium responded to the building collapse.
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The global paradigm shift from post disaster management to pre-disaster management embraced a situation for a comprehensive and systematic approach towards disaster management. Acknowledging the need for a collaborative effort, six international NGOs viz. Action Aid, Concern Universal, Concern Worldwide, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Oxfam GB and Bangladesh, have established a consortium named National Alliance for Risk Reduction and Response Initiatives (NARRI). It started functioning in September 2010 with the aim to strengthen the disaster preparedness and risk reduction efforts in the country and contribute towards meeting commitments for the Hyogo framework of Action (HFA 2005-2015). It provides an opportunity for coordinated emergency response with wider outreach.