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Disaster lessons: children taught to prepare for Bangladesh's killer quakes

24 Aug 2016, Guardian, the

In an attempt to avoid large-scale casualties during earthquakes, Dipecho - the disaster preparedness programme of the EU’s humanitarian aid and civil protection operations - has devised a training programme in primary and secondary schools in Bangladesh. The move follows major earthquakes that have killed thousands of young people globally in school buildings.



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