Humanitarian Response Facilities to be constructed at three more cities: NDMA.

ISLAMABAD -- National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is planning to construct three more Humanitarian Response Facilities (HRFs) (Warehouses) at Islamabad, Muzaffarabad and Gilgit to provide timely disaster relief to affected persons.

The Authority had constructed these facilities at strategic locations in collaboration with World Food Programme (WFP) at Quetta, Jallozai, Muzaffargarh, Lahore, Sukkur and Hyderabad with further being planned.

The NDMA, being a leading Agency at Federal level mandated to coordinate and monitor implementation of national policies, guidelines and strategies on disaster management, has also installed 51 Flospans in vulnerable districts countrywide.

These facilities ensure that timely disaster relief is provided to affectees.

Official sources on Monday said flood fighting equipment reserve North and South have been created at Rawalpindi and Abdul Hakeem respectively.

NDMA is also considering creation of Sindh specific flood fighting equipment reserve at Sukkur.

It is mentioned here that Warehouse is a facility where relief and rescue items are stored for meeting needs of any disaster.

Warehouses can be of two types i.e. permanent and...

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