Mohale’s Hoek, Feb. 06 — With the aim of assessing understanding of National Disaster Risk Management Ecosystem, the Lesotho Red Cross Society (LRCS), with its representation from Pretoria, RSA, has on Tuesday held a meeting with the District Disaster Management Team, (DDMT).

LRCS’s Disaster Management Coordinator Ms. Sebongile Hlubi stated that the assessment is also carried out in order to assist in improving the legislative framework of disaster risk management in Lesotho, while addressing challenges faced during disasters as well as lessons learned thereof.

Among major disasters which the DDMT pointed out to be frequenting the district include heavy rainfalls, draught and hail, strong winds which led to most houses being blown away, and an outbreak of locusts which destroyed crops, therefore leaving households vulnerable.