i) Risk Analysis and Planning;
ii) Physical Protection Measures;
iii) Response Capacity.
Key findings include:
- The organizations are active in all stages of the disaster cycle, with an almost uniform distribution.
- Only less than one thirds of the NGOs are ready to help the affected people after a major disaster, within the framework of their purpose of incorporation.
- Almost all of the organizations declared that they needed to be trained on EAD and BC Planning.
- Physical Protection Measures: Slightly more than half of the organizations were found to have developed partial sensitivity about earthquake and fire hazards and declared that they had the required equipment to ensure fire safety.
- Response Capacity: A vast majority of the NGOs are not sufficiently prepared and equipped in terms of their "response skills" to a major disaster or emergency.
- In particular, the NGOs have a lack of awareness and knowledge on the content of "first response skills".
- The preparations of organizations are mainly either on paper, or yet to be put into practice and/or yet to be institutionalized, or only superficially implemented.