The 2011 Van earthquakes occurred in eastern Turkey near the city of Van.
Statement on the devastating earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria by Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.
A High Level Roundtable convened today at the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction
A High Level Roundtable raised concerns today about new and emerging risks at the European Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction in Rome.
Speakers at the MIKTA event to commemorate International Day for Disaster Reduction
At an event organized by MIKTA partners - Mexico, Indonesia, Korea, Turkey and Australia - experts in DRR highliht meaningful community engagement as central to achievement of the Sendai Framework and SDG agenda.
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.

Sağlam Kobi is a model program between UPS, the World Economic Forum (WEF), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Corporate Social Responsibility Association of Turkey (CSR-Turkey). This project was launched in 2013 and the name translates to “strong

To guide Europe’s implementation of the four priorities of action and seven global targets of the Sendai Framework, the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) agreed to develop a roadmap that will focus on activities for the immediate period

The Turkish megalopolis of Istanbul sits on top of an active fault line, making earthquake risk reduction a critical issue (Photo: Christopher L./Flickr)
The lamp in the classroom begins to sway. The desks start to shake. If you’ve never faced an earthquake, Turkey’s AFAD national disaster management authority can give you a taste.
Turkey, host of the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction, has launched a programme to raise hazard awareness among the three million Syrians who have fled there (Photo: European Parliament)
Refugees and migrants must be included in efforts to reduce the risk of disasters, experts said this week at a European conference.
Mr. Halis Bilden, President of Turkey’s AFAD disaster management authority, brings down the gavel on the Istanbul conference (Photo: AFAD)
A European conference today set out the continent’s stance for the looming 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, underscoring the need to rein in the impacts of natural and human-induced hazards.
Robert Glasser, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction (left) presents the Damir Cemerin Award to Erkan Samiloglu of Turkey's Ministry of Youth and Sports, watched by Mahmut Baş of fellow laureate the Directorate of Earthquake and Ground Research, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (centre right), and Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak (Photo: AFAD)
Turkey’s efforts to curb the threat of earthquakes and harness the power of youth to tackle hazards have been honoured with a pan-European award for innovative approaches to reducing disaster risk.