Wednesday, February 1

OCHA Head calls on NDMA Chairman

ISLAMABAD: Mr Carlos Geha, newly appointed UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs’ (OCHA’s) Head of Office for Pakistan called on Chairman NDMA, Lieutenant General Inam Haider Malik in his office at Prime Minister Secretariat on Thursday.

Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) welcomed Mr Carlos Geha and apprised him of ongoing lead work in related domains, especially targeting humanitarian assistance in flood affected areas.

Both sides stressed upon reinforcing the shared vision of accomplishing urgent human security benchmarks related to climate change especially in remote areas and agreed upon greater technology driven connectivity to maximize impact reach of disaster mitigation and response in hazard prone areas.

Chairman NDMA explained the context of NDMA’s potential value addition in fostering authentic database for planning and designing tangible goals of OCHA Pakistan.

He thanked OCHA for supporting Government of Pakistan and NDMA in coordinating response and providing relief assistance to population affected by the monsoon-induced floods 2022 and launch of initial flash appeal on August 31, 2022 and subsequent launch of revised flash appeal on 4 October 2022. OCHA Head committed to explore possibilities to raise additional funds during recovery and rehabilitation.