Afghanistan’s first search-and-rescue team was trained and equipped by USAID
29 October 2012 | Badakhshan, Afghanistan
Afghanistan’s first advanced search-and-rescue team (SART) went into service in Badakhshan recently. The team was trained and equipped under USAID OFDA’s Disaster Risk Reduction project.
The SART consists of 24 volunteers, including 10 women, from Badakshan-a province highly vulnerable to natural disaster, including earthquakes, landslides, floods, and other hazards.