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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.
Hellenic Red Cross volunteers carry out search and rescue work in the devastated village of Mati, east of Athens. PHOTO: Nick Paleologos/ IFRC
“We owe it to those who have lost their lives in Greece and elsewhere to step up efforts on wildfire suppression and prevention," says UNISDR head, Mami Mizutori.
Monitoring seismic and tsunami activity at the French tsunami alert center, CENALT in Bruyères-le-Châtel (Essonne). Photo: CENALT
Tsunamis may be rare events along the French coasts but they do occur. The French tsunami alert centre, CENALT, has already provided more than 24 tsunami information alerts and issued 3 tsunamis advisory warning messages since the beginning of its operations in 2012.
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University of Coimbra
University of Lisbon
University of Huddersfield
Global Disaster Resilience Centre
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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Forest fires in Madeira, Portugal in 2011 (Photo: anagh, via Wikimedia Commons)
Robert Glasser, the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction expressed his deep condolences to the families affected by the devastating fires in Portugal...
The Deputy Mayor of Amadora Mr Eduardo Rosa (left) and the Iranian Ambassador to Mexico, H.E. Mr Mohammad Taghi Hossieni show off their trophies (Photo: UNISDR)
Efforts to reduce disaster death tolls in Portugal, Iran, Brazil and Fiji have been honoured by an international award from the United Nations and Japan’s Nippon Foundation.
The High School Students Summit saw 360 participants from 30 countries spotlight the issue of reducing tsunami risk (Photo: UNISDR)
Hundreds of high school students from around the world have pledged to step up efforts to reduce disaster risk, at a global gathering held to mark the first edition of World Tsunami Awareness Day.
Meteoalarm uses simple colour coding and jargon-free explanations to help the public understanding real-time weather risks (Photo: Meteoalarm)
Rolled out in the wake of one of the deadliest storms to strike Europe in decades, the continent-wide weather information service Meteoalarm plays a life-saving role by raising public awareness of how to curb risks, and fosters international cooperation into the bargain.
The 1755 Lisbon earthquake and tsunami claimed tens of thousands of lives. Tsunami risk has a low profile in Europe, but the North Atlantic, Mediterranean and Black Sea coasts have been hit by deadly waves throughout history.
Nations on the North Atlantic, Mediterranean and Black Seas have decided to bolster their tsunami warning systems by giving France, Greece, Italy and Turkey a regionwide alert role.

The purpose of this paper is to share the implemented strategy, activities and the process of cooperation between the educational community in the municipality of Amadora (Portugal), the Civil Protection Local Authority and the local campaign “Resilient