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MADRID, 6 October 2014 - Host Spain told the 5th annual European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) today that it had a great opportunity to influence the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction. Noting that the cost of natural disasters is rising sharply across the globe, Spain’s Deputy Interior Minister Luis Aguilera Ruiz, urged delega…
MADRID, 6 October 2014 - The European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) today presented the mayor of the Spanish town of Lorca with the Damir Čemerin award for his work in caring for the elderly, and promoting disaster reduction awareness, following a devastating earthquake in 2011. Mayor Francisco Jódar Alonso said that he accepted the award w…
GENEVA, 2 May 2014 – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) today welcomed 64 municipalities spread across Spain’s volcanic chain of seven Canary Islands into the Making Cities Resilient Campaign, which now has 1,800 adherents around the world. Jerry Velasquez, UNISDR Head of Advocacy, said: “The Canary Islands is a unique territory and is…