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October 5 – Day of Disaster Risk Reduction in Kyrgyzstan

 Government made a decision to announce October 5 the Disaster Risk Reduction Day, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic informed.

Only by combining efforts, by increasing readiness at all levels of government, it is possible to reduce the risks from emergencies, the department emphasizes.

In the five months of 2017, 102 people died in emergency situations in Kyrgyzstan, while in 2016 — 15.

Annually on October 5, comprehensive measures will be taken to increase the knowledge and awareness of the population about the threats of emergencies and methods of self-preservation at the republican level, including competitions among youth movements on life safety, open doors day in the units of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic and others.