Kuwait Hosts International Conference on Law and Disasters
The Kuwait Red Crescent Society hosted a Middle East and North Africa consultative meeting on law and disasters in June 2015.
The Kuwait Red Cresent Society (KRCS) hosted a Middle East and North Africa Conference on Law and Disasters. Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer (Chairman of the KRCS) opened the conference by stressing the importance in preparedness, especially legal preparedness, in order to reduce the impacts of natural hazards on the region. He went on to explained that any crisis management policy must have defined standards in order to be effective.
In 2012, the KRCS hosted the inaugural workshop on Crisis Law, with the goal of enhancing legal readiness for disasters of the nation. Since that time, the KRCS and the International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent (IFRC) has provided technical support during and between conferences to the region.
The conference on June 10th, 2015 is a prelude to the IFRC’s 32nd International Conference scheduled for December 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.
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