Coaching and informing victims

We also want to enhance the self-reliance of victims. We do this by coaching and informing local communities, together with the authorities and other support services. This helps victims to get back on their feet faster after an incident and gives them a meaningful role in the assistance process.

In 2012, we worked with the city of Oudenaarde, which was hit by severe floods in 2010. Almost all residential neighborhoods along the N60 were inundated when the Maarkebeek burst its banks. To better protect the local population, we teamed up with the city authorities to produce a leaflet outlining the preventive measures that residents can take and what to do in the event of flooding. The awareness leaflet was presented at a residents’ meeting on May 9, 2012 in Lammekensstraat, one of the affected areas.

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