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Chemical Weapons Threat Reduction and Emergency Incident Preparedness for Syrian Civilian Medical Personnel and First Responders

In partnership with United States and Europe-based chemical detection and first response subject matter experts, the United States is conducting a chemical threat reduction training and equipment provision program to strengthen the capabilities of civilian first responders in northwest Syria. Specific project activities and capacity building objectives include: 1) providing personal protective equipment (PPE), chemical detection gear, medical countermeasures, and sampling supplies to Syrian civilian beneficiaries to help them identify, mitigate, and document potential chemical weapons attacks in Syria in accordance with international standards; 2) conducting related training on chemical weapon detection equipment, clinical protocols, and crisis management for civilian beneficiaries enabling them to mitigate the effects of chemical weapon attacks on the communities they serve; 3) building beneficiary capabilities to collect, preserve, and ensure proper chain-of-custody of both environmental and biomedical samples to confirm potential chemical weapon attacks and hold perpetrators accountable through international attribution efforts.

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Budget

15300000 USD

Status

Active
Start Date: January 1, 2017
End Date: 

ASI Database Release

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Contacts

Name Position Agency/Department/Org Note
Mr Todd Perry Special Coordinator, UNSCR 1540
Department of State
United States
Mr Stephen Knight Point of Contact
United States Mission to the United Nations
United States

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