Oman

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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
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
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.
The theme of the first edition of World Tsunami Awareness Day is education and evacuation (Photo: UNISDR/Ramon Valle)
World Tsunami Awareness Day makes its debut on the international calendar this November, and disaster experts from around the Indian Ocean have been given an early opportunity to step up and get involved.
Delegates at the Melbourne meeting are aiming to fine-tune the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (Photo: Bureau of Meteorology)
Tsunami experts from across the Indian Ocean have gathered in Australia this week to work on ways to improve their ability to ward off a repeat of the tragedy that struck the region in 2004.
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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States
United Nations Development Programme - Lebanon
Beirut