A weeklong program to coach Pakistani scouts and rescuers within the newest methods and methods of rescue and catastrophe administration organized by Türkiye’s state-run assist company concluded within the southern port metropolis of Karachi on Saturday, in keeping with Anadolu Company (AA) experiences.
Underneath this system billed Emergency Rescue and Catastrophe Administration and launched by the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Company (TIKA), in collaboration with the Humanitarian Aid Basis (IHH) and Sindh Scouts Affiliation, a number of coaching periods have been held throughout the nation’s industrial capital over the previous week, an announcement from the company mentioned.
The gear utilized in coaching was additionally supplied by TIKA and gifted to the Sindh Scouts Affiliation.
The coaching periods included search and rescue coaching in nature, search and rescue coaching on and underwater, and concrete search and rescue coaching, along with emergency assist and medical coaching.
Talking on the closing ceremony held at Sindh Scouts Gulshan Coaching Heart, Turkish Consul Normal Cemal Sangu mentioned that final yr’s floods in Pakistan and the earthquake in Türkiye this yr made it needed for each international locations to return collectively in tough occasions.
He added that they have been the primary international locations that rushed to assist one another.
Disasters in each international locations and different international locations enhance the importance of catastrophe preparations and search and rescue coaching, the consul basic noticed.
“This type of coaching is essential for life-saving and we’re pleased to share our experience with brother nation Pakistan,” he maintained.
Halil Ibrahim Başaran, TIKA’s Karachi coordinator, mentioned that resulting from local weather change, growing pure occasions in recent times are turning into disasters and are affecting residential areas.
This makes disaster-fighting preparations and search and rescue actions vital.
He mentioned TIKA has been finishing up comparable coaching applications in lots of international locations, comparable to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Lebanon, Bangladesh and Georgia.
Later, certificates have been introduced to the contributors of the coaching session.
Pakistan is among the many prime 10 international locations susceptible to local weather change. Unrelenting rain-triggered floods final yr inundated a 3rd of the nation, other than claiming the lives of over 1,700 individuals and inflicting losses of $32 billion, in keeping with official statistics.