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Pakistan Floods Make Case For Warning Systems, Says Red Cross

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WATCH: IFRC’s Ophoff discusses about Pakistan’s unprecedented flooding and what his organization is doing to assist people affected by the disaster.Source: Bloomberg

Pakistan’s catastrophic flooding is a natural disaster that no country can fully prepare for, but early warning systems could save many lives, said the country head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

“Nobody can be prepared for a disaster like this,” Peter Ophoff, the Pakistan head of delegation of the global humanitarian organization told Bloomberg TV Wednesday. “We work with communities to prepare them, in case of disaster what do you do, how do you get faster to higher ground, what are early warning systems, that is what we have to do.”