Earthquake

Bangladesh government Cyclone Preparedness Programme Director, Ahmadul Haque, sharing a light-hearted moment with volunteers in Cox's Bazar
The Cyclone Preparedness Programme in Bangladesh is to undergo it's largest ever expansion since it was founded in 1972, a large recruitment drive and the inclusion of urban risk, earthquakes, floods and other hazards.
Student teachers visiting the exhibition space at Arahama Elementary School in Sendai, Japan, for World Tsunami Awareness Day
A former elementary school on the coast of Japan has been turned into a centre for raising awareness about tsunami risk. It saved the lives of 320 people who evacuated to its roof top.
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Mother and child safe on the top of a Sendai tsunami evacuation tower in today's evacuation exercise
The Sendai area of Japan which was badly affected by the 2011 tsunami today marked World Tsunami Awareness Day with a major exercise along its vulnerable coastline.
Fumihiko Imamura, Professor of Tsunami Engineering at Tohoko University
Renowned tsunami expert Prof. Fumihiko Imamura uses the occasion of World Tsunami Awareness Day to draw attention to the threat of "black tsunamis" caused by pollution of the seas

This first publication in the series deals with disaster preparedness and response focusing on earthquake, drought, flooding, extreme heat and drought.

"Friends Power" is a series of health education comic stories developed for children. It aims to build

Despite progress in policy measures, early warning and risk information initiatives in Indonesia, the 2018 tsunami of Palu and Donggala showed that significant challenges remain. The study was commissioned by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

Thai Red Cross, one of the sponsors of the event, showcased a virtual reality simulator that teaches people how to safely navigate a fire outbreak (source: Thai Red Cross)
As one of the first countries in the region to mark the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Government of Thailand took advantage of the occasion to highlight how it is working with partners to build the resilience of its infrastructure.
A view of high rise apartment blocks in Delhi with a "soft storey" for parking on the ground floor making them more vulnerable to earthquakes
Build To Last was the driver for building the successful Delhi Metro but an unintended consequence was the creation of new risk with the huge demand for apartment blocks along the new rail corridors. The issue is being tackled by India's National Disaster Management Authority.
At today's DRR Conference in Dushanbe, (left) Corinne Demenge, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation; Mami Mizutori, UNDRR; Rustam Nazarzoda, Chair, Committee of Emergency Situations, Tajikistan; Tajikistan Deputy PM, Mahmadtoir Zokirzoda.
The head of UNDRR, Mami Mizutori, today announced a new urban resilience programme for Central Asia supported by the Euroopean Commission at a DRR Conference in Dushanbe,Tajikistan