SORSOGON CITY, Feb. 24 (PIA) — The World Food Program (WFP) conducted a three-day training on disaster preparedness and risk reduction for three municipalities here in line with technical support it pledged to the country affected by a recent earthquake and floods, a WFP release said.
The training, which started Feb. 21, included participants from the local governments of Juban, Casiguran and Bulan in Sorsogon province, and officials from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (SPDRMO).
The activity will reinforce hardware and financial support and relevant training and planning activities in regional, provincial and local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Offices (DRRMOs), the WFP said.
The three municipalities were identified by the provincial government as areas with high vulnerability and recommended for inclusion in the training.
The WFP is the food arm of the United Nations System and acts in response to urgent situations specifically along disaster stricken areas. (MAL/IAG, PIA Sorsogon)