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As earthquake death toll rises Italy questions why it was so unprepared

25 Aug 2016, Guardian, the

Italy is once more facing up to its failure to protect people from seismic disaster. Experts estimate that some 70% of Italy’s buildings are not built to anti-seismic standards with codes routinely not applied to older buildings when they are refurbished, and not respected at all when new ones are built, despite eight devestating earthquakes in past 40 years.


    Sendai Framework
  • Sendai Focal Point:
    Dipartimento della Protezione Civile
  • Website: http://www.protezionecivile.it/
  • Contact:Head Of The International Relations Unit
  • Phone:+39 (0)6 68202911 +39 335 709 1787


  • National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    National Civil Protection Department
  • Website: http://www.protezionecivile.gov.it
  • Contact:Head of International Relation Unit
  • Phone:+39 (0)6 68202911 +39 335 709 1787


  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    National Civil Protection Department
  • Website: http://www.protezionecivile.gov.it
  • Contact:Head of International Relation Unit
  • Phone:+39 (0)6 68202911 +39 335 709 1787
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