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BANGKOK, 7 August 2014 – Early warning has been credited with saving the lives of several residents during this week’s earthquake in Yunnan Province. The China Daily newspaper reported how high school student Geng Fangdong was doing his homework when his mobile phone started bleeping. “It began to count down from five to one then it sounded sirens repe…
… the programme of the World Conference. The Great East Japan Earthquake had been a game-changer for disaster risk reduction shifting the emphasis to a multi-hazard … the programme of the World Conference. The Great East Japan Earthquake had been a game-changer for disaster risk reduction shifting the emphasis to a multi-hazard …
Event Description A series of commemorative events on disaster risk reduction (DRR) is planned in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan for January 2015. Among these: the 20th commemoration of the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake; the 10th year of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA); and the 10th year of establishment of the International Recovery Platform (IRP). These fo…