In view of a recent warning of heavy rains in the upcoming monsoon season, Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) is gearing up to cope with a possible crisis, said a press release issued on Tuesday. Monsoon rains between July and September might trigger floods and affect some 29 million people across the country, warned National Disaster Management Authority this month. PRCS has stepped up its efforts at the national and international level to prepare a comprehensive contingency plan and seek funding for thousands of families in case of a disaster. In this connection, the PRCS is also holding meetings with other disaster related agencies for better coordination and an effective response in case of floods. PRCS has recently trained hundreds of volunteers to deal with challenges and prepare communities in their respective areas in case of floods. Volunteers from all over the country, including Federally Administrated Tribal Areas, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir, attended the youth and volunteer camp.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 23rd, 2012.
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