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UNISDR head, Mami Mizutori, addressing the High School Students Summit for World Tsunami Awareness Day
For the third year, Japan hosted a High School Students Summit to mark World Tsunami Awareness Day. UNISDR head, Mami Mizutori, urged them to become youth ambassdors for disaster risk reduction.
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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States
League of Arab States
Tunisia - government
Tunis
Participants at this week’s training in Cairo on the use of the Sendai Framework Monitor (photo: UNISDR)
“Reduce disaster loss and protect lives,” that refrain echoed through Cairo, the capital city of Egypt as a 3-day training event kicked off this week bringing together representatives from 11 Arab States committed to implementing the global plan for reducing disaster losses, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States
League of Arab States
Tunisia - government
Tunis
The High School Students Islands Summit for World Tsunami Awareness Day
For the second year, a High School students Summit was organised in Japan to mark World Tsunami Awareness Day. Young people from 26 countries participated.
Delegates at the 3rd Arab Preparatory Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which was hosted by Qatar and wrapped up on Monday (Photo: UNISDR)
Countries from across the Arab region have set out their collective stance ahead of the looming 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, following similar moves by other parts of the world.
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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States
League of Arab States
Qatar - government
Doha
Mauritius Environment Minister Mr. Alain Wong in conversation with Prof. Akiko Yamanaka, Special Ambassador of Japan for World Tsunami Awareness Day
A special event was held yesterday at the Africa Regional Platform to mark the introduction of World Tsunami Awareness Day to the international calendar.
24 countries taking part in tsunami drill
World Tsunami Awareness Day will be marked for the first time this year, on November 5. This week 24 countries with exposed coastlines in the Indian Ocean are taking part in one of the largest tsunami drills ever staged.
Ms. Jenny Sturrock, Duty Incident Manager at the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre (left), monitors the clock as Mr. Lourenço Xavier, Head of the Emergency Operations Centre at the National Disaster Management Directorate of Timor-Leste (centre) and Mr. Samwel Mbuya, Manager of Forecasting Services at the Tanzania Meteorological Agency (right) assess the next steps to take (Photo: UNISDR)
It’s 6:00 am one September day when a powerful undersea earthquake rocks the Makran Trench along the coast of Pakistan and Iran. Minutes later, the tsunami warning centres in India and Indonesia issue simultaneous alerts, followed rapidly by their counterpart in Australia, and authorities across the Indian Ocean swing into action. It's all a test, and a critical component of the region's disaster preparedness.