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Disaster and Safety

Vision : A safer Korea, ensuring public safety anytime and anywhere

Goal

  • Proactive disaster management that works on-site
  • Effective safety policies that reassure the people

Four Main Strategies

  • Developing a field-oriented disaster response mechanism
  • Establishing a victim-oriented relief system
  • Raising public awareness of safety
  • Reinforcing governmental protection of people’s lives

Key Commitments

  • Developing a field-oriented disaster response mechanism
    • Ensuring precise and timely transmission of information, with a nationwide communication network for disaster management and integrated emergency hotlines(112, 119)
    • Finding resources in the vicinity of disaster-hit areas using GIS-based systems and allocating them accordingly
  • Establishing a victim-oriented relief system
    • Drawing up detailed guidelines for shelters and relief management
    • Building private sector's resilience to disasters through effective compensation for damage Raising public awareness of safety
    • Rooting out chronic insensitivity toward safety issues in everyday life, through tailored, age-specific education and training
    • Encouraging citizen participation in creating a safer environment, such as online and mobile reporting(Safety e-Report)
  • Reinforcing governmental protection of people’s lives
    • Establishing a safety welfare system tailored to the needs of senior citizens, the disabled, and others particularly vulnerable to safety threats
    • Reassessing and enhancing safety in daily life, such as expanding pedestrian-first roads and reinforcing earthquake resistance of buildings

Global cooperation for disaster risk reduction

  • The Government of Korea works closely with neighboring countries to better prepare for disasters. We hold joint meetings, policy and training sessions, such as Trilateral Ministerial Meetings and Joint Table-top Exercises.
  • MOIS is an active participant in global efforts toward disaster risk reduction. We share information, technology, and expertise with other countries, through MOUs, ODA, and international forums.

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