National Disaster Awareness Day tomorrow

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) would commemorate National Disaster Awareness Day on October 8, at Fatima Jinnah Park F-9. On National Disaster Awareness Day, the devastating earthquake of October 8 2005, will be remembered with special focus on sensitizing the communities dealing with calamities.
Pakistan has shown immense resilience in the face of devastating natural disasters and crippling emergencies after this earthquake which claimed over 70,000 human lives, besides infrastructure and other losses. Dealing with a calamity of such magnitude would overwhelm any country. But it was made more difficult because of the lack of strategic Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) planning and management, said a news release issued here on Friday.
The event is sponsored by Oxfam Pakistan (a non-government organization) in which a flag March would be held followed by Cyclothon and Awareness walk.—APP

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