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Educate the public to understand risk and take the right action ahead of and in times of crisis

According to authorities, it was people’s willingness to take risks – perhaps because of their prior experience in less severe floods – that led to a high number of casualties in Guelmim. A local risk management system needs to make the local population aware of the immediate risks they face and also provide training, for example in first aid, and in ways to reduce risks at an individual level. This should include education in schools on flood hazards and flood risks.

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