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Humanitarian Coalition: Canada can help reduce disaster risk

12 Mar 2015, CARE Canada; OQ; Plan Intl; SCI

On March 14-18, the city of Sendai in Japan is hosting the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction... Canada can take the opportunity of this Conference to lead and inspire others to make life safer for those who are most likely to be affected by catastrophes... by championing strong global and national targets for risk reduction and by committing significant, long-term financing to risk reduction efforts that reflect the ambitions of the new DRR framework for action...

National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Public Safety Canada (PS)
  • Website:http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/
  • Phone:+1 613 949 3180 +1 613 762 7144

  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Response Division, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
  • Website:
  • Contact:Senior Policy Advisor
  • Phone:+1 613 992 2022 +1 613 862 5203
Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Drought 1984 30,000
Flood 1997 29,000
Wildfire 1989 25,000
Flood 1996 12,000
Wildfire 1998 8,000
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.
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Officially declared national coordinating multi-sectoral and inter-disciplinary mechanisms for advocacy, coordination, analysis and advice on disaster risk reduction.