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As the rain season is fast knocking, the season that is heavily associated with the natural disasters especially the flash floods, the Concern World Wide in conjunction with the Federation of Disability Organizations in Malawi FEDOMA have embarked in a motive to train District Civil Protection Committees DCPCs in lower Shire on how they can mainstream disability in their plans to address the natural disasters during the rain season.

Speaking after the training session, FEDOMA Acting Executive Director, Simon Munde has emphasized the need to mainstream disability during the natural disasters saying persons with disabilities are the most affected people when natural disasters occur.

“District Civil Protection Committees are the paramount channels where we can reach them with the message of disability mainstreaming in times of natural disasters and it our hope that after this training, these people will disseminate the second hand information to the both Area Civil Protection Committees and Village Civil Protection Committees on how they can equip themselves with the knowledge of disability mainstreaming. By doing so, we are reducing the degree of pain persons with disabilities encounter during the natural disasters, “said Munde.

Chikwawa and Nsasnje Districts are usually hit by the floods almost every year hence the need to train the DCPCs in the districts the disability mainstreaming.

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