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"The Kyrgyz Republic is highly exposed to natural and manmade disasters. Landslides, mudflows and floods are major hazards, with 200-300 events every year. Seismic activity is constant, with more than 3000 earthquakes registered annually. In addition, the country is at high risk for manmade disasters from the industrial and nuclear waste dumps left over from the Soviet past.
The main objective of the project is to build on the mechanisms created under the 2008-2010 Joint Project on Enhancing Coordination for Disaster Response in the Kyrgyz Republic to further strengthen cooperation and coordination for disaster preparedness and response between the Government, UNCT, Red Cross and Red Crescent Movements and other major actors in this field."