INSARAG Capacity Assessment in Palestine

Upon request of Palestinian Civil Defence (PCD), a Urban Search and Rescue capacity assessment mission has been conducted in Palestine (West Bank and Jerusalem) from 1 to 6 May to assess the capacity of the Palestinian Urban Search and Rescue team. The mission was composed of two experts from the INSARAG network (MSB and Jordanian Civil Defence) as well as OCHA Office in oPt. This mission evaluated existing capacity of Palestinian Civil Defence to respond and mitigate national onset events, at the environmental operational (response and technical) level. The findings stemming from this mission will aid in determining the requirement for support of domestic USAR capacity development that corresponds to the risk profile and USAR objectives in Palestine.

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