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'45 Pakistan Districts at High Risk of Being Hit by Natural Disasters': PPAF Team

by Rukmani Krishna on April 22, 2013 at 11:41 PM
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 '45 Pakistan Districts at High Risk of Being Hit by Natural Disasters': PPAF Team

According to the head of Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund's (PPAF) team on disaster management, fort-five districts in Pakistan are at high risk of being hit by natural disasters.

Naunehal Shah, while speaking at the concluding session of a seven-day-long workshop on disaster management organised by PPAF, said an integrated approach, which includes measures to prevent disaster and to mitigate its impact, needs to be developed, reports The Express Tribune.

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The National Rural Support Programme and three other Sindh-based NGOs, Thardeep Rural Development Programme (TRDP), Badin Rural Development Society (BDRS) and Sindh Agriculture and Forestry Workers Coordinating Organisation (SAFWCO), also assisted in the workshop.

Twenty-eight representatives from 24 NGOs attended the closing session on developing systematic rescue, relief and rehabilitation operations to be able to deal with natural disasters.

In the latest of disasters, at least 40 people were killed and over 300 others injured after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake hit Pakistan on Tuesday.

Source: ANI
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