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GENEVA, 2 April 2014 – The Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström, today praised the prompt action of the Chilean government in issuing a timely tsunami warning in response to last night’s earthquake and the orderly evacuation of thousands of people out of harm’s way. Ms Wahlström said: “The effective disaster response an…
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10 April 2014
SANTIAGO DE CHILE, 10 April 2014 - The Head of UNISDR, Margareta Wahlström, arrived yesterday in Chile, where she was received by the President, Michelle Bachelet, prior to a regional consultation on disaster risk reduction with the eleven member countries of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR). They discussed the effectiveness of Chile's earl…
On the occasion of the ten year anniversary of the Indian Ocean Tsunami on 26 December 2004, a panel discussion on “Ten Years On: The Indian Ocean Tsunami - From Learning to Action” was held in Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Thailand. Organized by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs o…