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Disaster preparedness vital

Shayal Devi
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

DISASTER preparedness is an issue authorities need to address with communities at grassroots level.

This is why NGO Empower Pacific has a team of counsellors with specialised disaster recovery training to assist communities in times of disasters.

CEO Patrick Morgam said they encountered different problems with rural communities in the Western Division after Tropical Cyclone Evan struck two years ago.

"Empower Pacific assisted in a number of areas affected by the cyclone through the timely assistance from Australian Aid," Mr Morgam said.

"A total of 18 personnel provided psychological first aid to community members through group sessions targeting villagers, with special attention to children. More than 120 counselling follow-ups were conducted.

"There were also cases of domestic violence and anger management requiring counsellors' work," he said.








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