Disaster Support Project (NDSP)
First 72 Hours!
most critical period to save lives after a disaster is the first 72 hours.
people are rescued by relatives and neighbors rushing for help within the first
24 hours, usually with little or no equipment and training, before the professional
Objectives of the Project
improve neighborhood-based rescue potential during critical hours by providing
training, equipment, and an efficient and sustainable organizational structure
To improve cooperation
and coordination with professional responders
raise disaster awareness level within the community and to inform civilians on
the disaster risks and precautions
The project includes the following components in each participating
Neighborhood Disaster Volunteers (MAG)
to 50 volunteers are trained, equipped and organized to respond immediately within
the first hours after a disaster.
support the professional responders when they arrive.
Disaster Committee (MAK)
It is composed of people with specific skills
and Damage Assessment Specialist MAK members work to increase and guide the disaster
response capacity of the neighborhood.