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13 Nov 2015 description

13 November 2015, GENEVA – The head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Margareta Wahlström, today described the eruption of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano which claimed 25,000 lives in Colombia on November 13, 1985, as “a major turning point in the history of disaster risk management.”

14 Nov 1985 description


UNDRO 85/2543
COLOMBIA - VOLCANIC ERUPTION
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 1
14 NOVEMBER 1985

SITUATION

1. UNDRO RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE COLOMBIA HAS REPORTED DIRECTLY TO UNDRO HEADQUARTERS GENEVA.