PRC Sindh launches beach cleaning in Karachi.

KARACHI -- Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) Sindh on Monday launched a beach cleaning drive in Karachi to improve beach environment.

Hundreds of students belonging to various Universities, colleges and schools of the metropolis, the general public, Red Crescent staff and volunteers participated in the beach clean-up drive. The beach cleaning was aimed at creating a sense of ownership and civic responsibility as the participants played important role in reducing plastic waste and marine pollution by collecting and sorting plastic disposal at the Karachi Sea View shoreline. This program was a joint venture of Climate Advocacy and Coordination for Resilient Action (CACRA) and Urban Action Kit (UAK) projects funded by the German Red Cross (GRC).

The activity's major goal was to mobilise communities to participate in a healthy activity and involve people in removing garbage and debris from beaches, as well as to identify the causes of the litter, modify polluting behaviours, and increase awareness of the scale of the marine/beach debris problem.

Muhammad Sajjad, Programs and Disasters Management Manager of PRC Sindh, said the multiple consequences of climate change required stakeholders and communities to work together for climate change adaptation.

He added that CACRA was launched by the Pakistan Red Crescent with the support of the GRC in 2017. It's one of CACRA's components that seeks to improve collaboration with stakeholders to address climate change impacts in localised...

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