Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) is struggling to make Khyber Pakhtunkhwa a disaster resilient province by enhancing the capacity of all districts administrators. This was stated by Ammara Amir Khattak , Director Relief PDMA while addressing the participants of three-day "Disaster Risk Management" training workshop. Workshop was attended by officials and representatives of the district administration. Ammara said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is a disaster prone region due to its geographical location. "PDMA is taking all measures to increase the ability of managing disasters. PDMA is managing training workshops and seminars for district government employees so that the operational departments and organisations have efficient communications during disasters that will consequentially affect their proficiency," he added. She said that PDMA prepares Monsoon Contingency Plan every year and provides sufficient funds to all districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to initiate early activities during disasters. She said that the PDMA is also administering and Managing Relief Camps at Jalozai (Nowshera) and Toghsarai (Hangu) for displaced population of FATA due to military operations in their respective agencies. At present there are more than forty thousand displaced people from Khyber, Mohmand and Bajaur agencies sheltered in Jalozai DP Camp. The PDMA is providing sufficient foods and hygiene kits to all IDP families according to internationally approved standards.
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