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19 Oct 2018 description

By Jeanette Elsworth

19 October 2018, Geneva – Put local communities at the heart of their disaster risk reduction plans and action.

This was the call from the Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Andreano Erwin at an event, "Strengthening the Role of National and Local Governments in Reducing Economic Losses and Building DRR Capacity."

The discussion was held by the MIKTA partnership - Mexico, Indonesia, Korea, Turkey and Australia - to commemorate the International Day for Disaster Reduction.

17 Oct 2018 description

By Brigitte Leoni

PARIS, 17 October, 2018 - A meeting to raise tsunami awareness opened with one minute’s silence yesterday in memory of the 2,000 confirmed dead and 680 officially missing in the tsunami and earthquake which struck Indonesia on September 28.

The double disaster left almost 70,000 people homeless and 11,000 injured in the Indonesian cities of Palu and Donggala in Central Sulawesi.

16 Oct 2018 description

By Rahul Sengupta

Bonn, 12 October 2018 – A number of partners have expressed the need for a common platform for reporting regional progress through the online Sendai Framework monitoring system.

The call came at a recent meeting, organized by UNISDR with the support from the Government of Germany, to bring together the major regional Inter-Governmental Organizations (IGOs) working on disaster risk reduction from across the world and select Member States to share their national perspectives.

12 Oct 2018 description

By Denis McClean

TUNIS, 12 October, 2018 - The increasing overlap between disaster and conflict situations came under scrutiny today at a lively special session of the Africa-Arab States Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction.

The current threat of a cyclone off the coast of Yemen, home to the world’s worst humanitarian emergency, was cited during the Special Session on DRR in a Fragile and Conflict Context.

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