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PORT VICTORIA, Seychelles, 5 September 2016 - Memories of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami which claimed some 230,000 lives, will be revived this week as 24 countries take part in one of the largest tsunami simulations ever staged. Disaster management officials from Australia, Bangladesh, Comoros, France (La Reunion), India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Madaga…
… 3 November 2016, GENEVA - Singapore and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) have renewed their partnership to strengthen the … in Singapore from 26-29 September 2016 provided practical support and knowledge for the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction to … and UNISDR shared their expertise on climate change adaptation measures, building resilience in communities, disaster risk governance, sustainable urban planning, …
… to help save lives and protect livelihoods. “It is time for the Asian media to take action on DRR communication,” Ms. Klong Ugkara said. “If they only report as they used … Lifeline a week after last year’s earthquake (April 2015) and it developed into a daily slot at 7:30 a.m. every day that has provided advice on a host of issues … Lifeline a week after last year’s earthquake (April 2015) and it developed into a daily slot at 7:30 a.m. every day that has provided advice on a host of issues …
… school students from around the world have pledged to step up efforts to reduce disaster risk, at a global gathering held to mark the first edition of World Tsunami Awareness … “I hope all of you will play an active role as future leaders towards disaster risk reduction from a global perspective. It will eventually lead to a wave of saving the …
… MELBOURNE, Australia, 10 May 2016 – Tsunami experts from across the Indian Ocean have gathered in Australia this week to work on ways to improve their … 9,000 foreign tourists from dozens of other nations, making it the worst single disaster affecting such a swathe of the globe. Some 125,000 people were injured and … US$9.9 billion. “Lives could have been saved if more had been done,” said veteran risk expert Mr. Ray Canterford, now Australia’s representative to the IOC, recalling …
MELBOURNE, Australia, 12 May 2016 – World Tsunami Awareness Day makes its debut on the international calendar this November, and disaster experts from around the Indian Ocean have been given an early opportunity to step up and get involved. Participants in a 14-country tsunami-focused gathering run by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission…
… Secondly, it gives us a chance to know our strengths and weaknesses in terms of capacity to produce valuable data that can save lives,” said Mr. Samwel Mbuya, Manager … Secondly, it gives us a chance to know our strengths and weaknesses in terms of capacity to produce valuable data that can save lives,” said Mr. Samwel Mbuya, Manager …
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14 November 2017
… the Summit, students participated in workshops on: learning from past disasters; disaster preparedness; and post-disaster response. They engaged in tsunami memorial … and evacuation drills, while attending disaster lectures, visiting a local disaster reduction centre, and conducting a commemorative tree planting ceremony. Ms. Mitsuho … by saying, “Bankoku Shinryo”, a phrase which signifies Okinawa. Reducing disaster risk requires an all-of-society engagement which includes children and youth who are …
… and lessons learned : This publication is part of ongoing efforts facilitated by the UNISDR secretariat to build a global partnership for mainstreaming gender issues into the disaster risk reduction process. Such efforts have become urgent because disaster risk
This publication provides 35 good practices and lessons learned as concrete examples of how to make children safer in their classrooms and educate them about disasters.