Friday, January 14, 2011

Sharing experiences on natural disaster relief

As more and more ordinary people in the world have gained access to global news on TV programmes and also the cyberspace, the fact that natural disasters, as blind forces of nature, could randomly strike and also indiscriminately ravage any spot on earth has become very clear. Certainly, there is a fairly pressing need for more inter-governmental efforts to promote the sharing of experiences, both technological and psychological, of dealing with natural disasters, to minimise damages to lives and properties and to maximise resources for reconstruction, including the needs for overcoming post-traumatic stress of survivors and preventing the spread of communicable diseases in the hit areas.