Put Disaster Victims First – DC

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Attendants of the Southern Africa Participating Red Cross Societies have been implored to put victims of disaster at top of their agenda.

Officially opening the regional disaster response training on November 10, acting Ngamiland District commissioner, Mr Keabetswe Lesiela said disaster management personnel should never forget that their main duty was to assist vulnerable people, the affected children, women and men who could not rescue themselves.

He further said regional integration was an important concept since it produced people who could respond to disaster across the borders. He noted that regional integration was essential as countries could help one another at times of need.

The Southern Africa Regional Office programmes coordinator, Dr Michael Charles said the training was important as disaster happened daily, which called for Red Cross to position itself to respond appropriately.

He implored the trainees to take the workshops seriously, to go and put into practice what they have learnt, which was to give necessary relief to the vulnerable groups.

Dr Charles said he was happy that the training brought on board other African states outside Southern Africa.

The week- long workshop attracted trainees from countries such as Mozambique, Malawi, Angola, South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Zambia, Botswana and Swaziland.

It was organised to train the Red Cross team members in core operational areas of relief, health in emergency and logistics amongst others.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Medical/Health Care

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