Torrent-damaged areas receive assistance [Archives:2005/876/Local News]

September 12 2005

TAIZ- Sept. 8- The Human Assistances Project for Confronting Torrents and Catastrophes is organizing a number of training courses and workshops with the aim of equipping the nation with the people and technical expertise to deal with natural disasters.

The project, worth 37,000 Euros, is funded by ECOO at the European Union and is aimed at reducing the suffering of those affected.

In the same context, the French Organization DIA organized a training course for the protection of workers at the Wadi institution of flash flooding.

The trainees also received lectures on first aid and emergency response. The 5-day course was supported by the Human Assistance Unit in the European Union with the main objective of training around 4,000 people, particularly in impoverished and flood prone regions.