Website launched by SAARC Disaster Management Centre for COVID-19 information

The Disaster Management Centre of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation has launched a website related to COVID-19. The website shows number of Corona virus Cases in member states.

Highlights

According to the website, currently there are 960 cases of Corona Virus in the SAARC region. Recently the SAARC leaders held a video conference to contain the spread of Corona Virus. During the Conference, PM Modi had launched SAARC COVID-19 Emergency Funds

SAARC COVID-19 Emergency Funds

India had extended 1 million USD towards SAARC COVID-19 emergency funds. Also, Bhutan, Nepal and Maldives have contributed to the funds as well.

SAARC Disaster Management Centre

The SAARC Disaster Management Centre was established in the premise of Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management in 2016. The centre provides training and capacity building services. IT also facilitates information exchanges between the SAARC members for their effective disaster risk management. The SAARC Members include Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, India, Maldives, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.

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