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Malawi Red Cross Society embarks on imaginary data recording exercise

By Andrew Mkonda – ManaMalawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) with funding from the European Union (EU) under European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid has embarked on recording imaginary data using a drone to develop a map of areas potential to hazards.Speaking Monday during the launch of the exercise, MRCS Data Team Leader, Gumbi Gumbi said the map will be used for installing disaster early warning system in the identified areas.“By coming up with this imaginary data, we will exactly know what causes disasters such as floods and the exact number of people who are likely to be affected if such disasters occur hence coming up with different viable interventions at the right time,” said Gumbi Gumbi.He also said once completed the data will among other things assist MRCS and other stakeholders to civic educate the masses on what type of houses they are supposed to build in such areas as a way of strengthening the communities’ resilience to disasters.In his remarks, Karonga Acting Disaster Officer, Victor Phiri thanked MRCS for the initiative saying it will assist the council in establishing other areas that have just emerged to be potential to disasters due to climate change.“You will agree with me that some areas that experience disasters such as floods in the district and the country at large were not facing such disasters before and we do not understand the root causes of such disasters. With this imaginary data we will be able to trace root causes of such disasters,” said Phiri.Karonga district is one of the disaster hot spot districts in the country due to its topography.The exercise is expected to be conducted in the areas of Traditional Authorities Kilupula, Mwirang’ombe and Mwakaboko in the district.Mana/amb/gpb/gjp

Malawi Red Cross Society embarks on imaginary data recording exerciseBy Andrew Mkonda – ManaMalawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) with funding from the European Union (EU) under European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid has embarked on recording imaginary data using a drone to develop a map of areas potential to hazards.Speaking Monday during the launch of the exercise, MRCS Data Team Leader, Gumbi Gumbi said the map will be used for installing disaster early warning system in the identified areas.“By coming up with this imaginary data, we will exactly know what causes disasters such as floods and the exact number of people who are likely to be affected if such disasters occur hence coming up with different viable interventions at the right time,” said Gumbi Gumbi.He also said once completed the data will among other things assist MRCS and other stakeholders to civic educate the masses on what type of houses they are supposed to build in such areas as a way of strengthening the communities’ resilience to disasters.In his remarks, Karonga Acting Disaster Officer, Victor Phiri thanked MRCS for the initiative saying it will assist the council in establishing other areas that have just emerged to be potential to disasters due to climate change.“You will agree with me that some areas that experience disasters such as floods in the district and the country at large were not facing such disasters before and we do not understand the root causes of such disasters. With this imaginary data we will be able to trace root causes of such disasters,” said Phiri.Karonga district is one of the disaster hot spot districts in the country due to its topography.The exercise is expected to be conducted in the areas of Traditional Authorities Kilupula, Mwirang’ombe and Mwakaboko in the district.Mana/amb/gpb/gjp

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