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Step Up for DRR: International Day for Disaster Reduction 2011

Total number of news: 168

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date: 27 December 2011
Source(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

The UN, in its response to Tropical Storm Sendong, has pledged through UNICEF – the United Nations Children’s Fund – to provide as many school-aged children as possible with continued access to safe and secure learning environments in the hardest-hit cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan...


date: 14 December 2011
Source(s): Trinidad and Tobago - government

If children are empowered and provided with the resources and opportunity to take action, they will become the catalysts of simple yet effective strategies to make their homes safer and create resilient communities...


date: 7 November 2011
Source(s): Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)

Although children and youth are often portrayed as victims of disaster and climate change it is about time that Children and youth should be encouraged to participate in disaster risk reduction and decision making...


date: 4 November 2011
Source(s): India Blooms

Manabendra Nath Ray, State Programme Manager from Save the Children stated, 'it is imperative to build capacity of the community members and children on Disaster Risk Reduction...' on National Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) day on Wednesday in Kolkata, India...


date: 27 October 2011
Source(s): SOS Children's Villages Canada

Jerry Velasquez, expressed his concern about 'the high numbers of children dying in these floods, which was a concern raised by children themselves when over 600 were interviewed for the new Children’s Charter on Disaster Risk Reduction'...


date: 26 October 2011
Source(s): Children in a Changing Climate (CCC)

Children in a Changing Climate encourages people to get involved in a campaign as part of the International Day for Disaster Reduction and reviews some of the events that took place over the last weeks in various locations...


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date: 25 October 2011
Source(s): Nation, the; Vintage Press Limited

'NEMA has implemented the third item of the framework by encouraging the use of knowledge, innovation and education to build a culture of safety and resilence at all levels,' said its Director-General during the International Disaster Reduction Day celebration in Abuja...


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date: 25 October 2011
Source(s): United Nations Human Settlements Programme - Headquarters (UN-HABITAT)

Myanmar, a country prone to natural hazards, has shown positive progress in the areas of early warning, emergency preparedness and responses in recent years. Now, the Government is stepping up cooperation with global and regional partners to reach its long-term target of becoming a disaster resilient country...


date: 24 October 2011
Source(s): Hindu, The

The students promised to act wisely and carefully in the event of a disaster and abide by the instructions given to them by the concerned authorities, sending a message to everyone to be prepared because a disaster can strike us unexpectedly...


date: 22 October 2011
Source(s): Jakarta Post, the

In his article for the Jakarta Post, Jonatan A. Lassa tries to answer the question: 'What can boys and girls do to reduce the risks of climate change?'...


date: 21 October 2011
Source(s): ASIA-Plus Media Group

FOCUS received approval from ECHO to use excess funds towards recognising the International Day for Disaster Reduction and in doing so to increase disaster awareness and preparedness of the communities...


date: 21 October 2011
Source(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific (UNISDR AP)

'We are particularly concerned to learn about the high numbers of children dying in these floods which was a concern raised by children themselves when over 600 were interviewed for the new Children’s Charter on Disaster Risk Reduction which was the focus of International Disaster Reduction Day on October 13'...


date: 21 October 2011
Source(s): Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org (TRF)

In their plea to the EU to increase child protection measures prior to disaster, the civil society groups argue that too often disaster preparedness and mitigation activities are limited to infrastructural development, building codes, and policy reform...


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date: 20 October 2011
Source(s): Diario La Región

Con el propósito de formar brigadas de protección en las comunidades, que estén preparadas para enfrentar cualquier evento de origen natural, Cáritas de Venezuela con el apoyo del Gobierno Bolivariano de Guaicaipuro realizó este miércoles un foro sobre la reducción de riesgos...


date: 20 October 2011
Source(s): Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)

The youths were challenged to step up and produce an Emergency Plan for their family. The children were also exposed to video presentations on four of the common hazards that pose a threat to St. Vincent and the Grenadines...


date: 19 October 2011
Source(s): Disaster Management Center (DMC), Sri Lanka - gov

On the occasion of International Disaster Reduction Day, more than 60 teachers were trained on the School Safety Guideline developed by Ministry of Disaster Management and Ministry of Education. All 60 schools came up the work plan to implement the School Safety Guideline...


date: 19 October 2011
Source(s): All Africa.com

Elizabeth Mosima reports on a one-day round table discussion organised by Plan Cameroon within the framework of the World Day for Disaster Risk Reduction to present the state of vulnerability of children during crises and disasters in Cameroon...


date: 18 October 2011
Source(s): Lao Red Cross

'Sixty percent of the population of Laos are aged 25 or under. These young people must be included in disaster preparedness plans. Risk reduction education for children including climate change adaption activities are one way to prepare for disasters,' said UNICEF Representative...


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date: 18 October 2011
Source(s): News, the, MAC Ediciones y Publicaciones S.A. de C.V.

'It is time to act to prevent (disasters),' the Governor of Chiapas said. 'We will take action against oil products that contaminate our water.' The Governor also mentioned that contingency plans to prepare for cyclones and forest fires have been put in place...


date: 18 October 2011
Source(s): Foreigner, the

United Nations International Day for Disaster Reduction happens on October 13 every year. The idea is to engage everyone in disaster risk reduction with the focus on how individuals and families can do to prepare for and respond to disasters...


date: 18 October 2011
Source(s): Department of Education of the Philippines (DepEd), Philippines - gov

The Department of Education (DepEd) joined other government and non-government organizations in bringing to national attention the need to reduce risks caused by disasters and provide protection to vulnerable sectors, especially children...


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date: 17 October 2011
Source(s): Myanmar Times, the; Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd

The United Nations is helping the government draft a national action plan for disaster risk reduction and a disaster management law, a senior UN official said shortly before arriving in Yangon last week...


date: 17 October 2011
Source(s): Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Philippines - gov

Two Filipino students reminded the UN community of the importance of the role of youth in disaster risk reduction, not merely as recipients of assistance but also as vital participants...


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date: 17 October 2011
Source(s): Barbados Advocate, the

'One of the simplest disaster risk reduction measures we can possibly take is to empower young people and to ensure they are actively involved in disaster risk reduction and part of making their cities and communities resilient'...


date: 17 October 2011
Source(s): Daily Observer, the; Daily Observer Ltd., the

This year’s celebration of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction in Gambia came shortly after the government has stepped up efforts to this end, with the signing of contracts with four construction companies in the country...


date: 17 October 2011
Source(s): United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Bangkok (UNESCO BKK)

The 'Japan Solidarity Project' aims to give comfort and hope to those affected by disaster, while building resilience to hazards and improving regional knowledge and understanding of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) through targeted activities among participating schools...


date: 17 October 2011
Source(s): Plan International

Plan organizó la entrega de cinco 'Cartas de la Niñez' por parte de niños y niñas de Panamá, a la Ministra de Venezuela Maryann Hanson como muestra de un plan de acción para la reducción del riesgo ante desastres por la niñez y para la niñez...


date: 17 October 2011
Source(s): National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA), Gambia - gov

This year’s celebration came shortly after the government of the Gambia has stepped up efforts to this end, with the signing of contracts with four construction companies in the country to improve community conditions so as to reduce risk and mitigate the impact of disasters...


date: 15 October 2011
Source(s): Medical News Today, MediLexicon International Ltd (MNT)

'The Disaster Risk Reduction day provides us with an opportunity to educate children on the health impacts of extreme events experienced in the UK such as floods and heat waves,' said Professor Virginia Murray, Head of Extreme Events and Health Protection at HPA...


date: 14 October 2011
Source(s): BruDirect.com

Together with students from Asean countries and teachers, a Year Nine student from Rimba Secondary School in Bangkok, attended a roundtable talk on how to solve or prevent natural disasters...


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date: 14 October 2011
Source(s): IBNLive, CNN-IBN

A compilation of safety plans for 29 schools was released by Thiruvananthapuram City Corporation Mayor K Chandrika on the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Reduction observance...


date: 14 October 2011
Source(s): Caribarena Antigua

Two schools at Antigua were recognized by the National Office of Disaster Service (NODS) for their disaster preparedness management programme on International Day for Disaster Reduction...


date: 14 October 2011
Source(s): Times of India, the

Speaking on the occasion of International Day for Disaster Reduction, the chief minister said that the Himachal Pradesh government will launch a mass awareness campaign on disaster risk reduction...


date: 14 October 2011
Source(s): Barbados Advocate, the

'Information and Communication Technologies as well as social networks are just some of the critical tools that will be needed to share information with children and young people about the importance of disaster risk reduction'...


date: 14 October 2011
Source(s): Daily Star, the

As UNISDR observed the International Day for Disaster Reduction, the Daily Star reviewed the capacity of Bangladesh in matters of tackling disaster risks. Over the last two decades, Bangladesh suffered from various natural hazards such as tropical cyclones, flood, tornadoes, earthquakes...


date: 14 October 2011
Source(s): New Times Publications Sarl, the

'Protection of children before, during and after disasters should be prioritised because they are physically weak,' declared Gen Marcel Gatsinzi, the Minister of Disaster Preparedness and Refugee Settlement...


date: 14 October 2011
Source(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

Some 80 plus countries commemorated the UN International Disaster Reduction Day (IDDR 11). 'This welcome groundswell of support concretely demonstrates the growing importance and awareness of risk reduction around the world,' said UNISDR Chief Margareta Wahlström...


date: 14 October 2011
Source(s): El ciudadano

El Ministerio de Educación, con ocasión del Día Internacional para la Reducción de Desastres que se celebra cada 13 de octubre, organiza el primer concurso literario en la categoría relato según El Ciudadano...


date: 14 October 2011
Source(s): Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org (TRF)

'Experts say these activities show that education could help to reduce the impact of disasters in the region, but say this needs to be more systematic with solid input from governments organising education programmes'...


date: 14 October 2011
Source(s): China.com.cn, China.org.cn

联合国副秘书长,亚太地区经济与社会委员会主席Noeleen Heyzer博士强调:“尽管孩子和年轻人通常被描述为灾难和气候变化的受害者,但今天我们国际减灾日要传递的强烈信号就是孩子们可以也应该被积极鼓励参与防灾减灾甚至决策指定,我们应该把这些孩子作为有效风险管理的宝贵财富和合作伙伴。”...


date: 13 October 2011
Source(s): United Nations (UN); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Los desastres afectan a nuestras sociedades en lo más hondo. Sólo durante este año hemos asistido al triple desastre del Japón (el terremoto y tsunami en la región de Tōhoku y el accidente en el reactor nuclear de Fukushima), a intensas lluvias monzónicas en Pakistán, a inundaciones en Australia...


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date: 13 October 2011
Source(s): Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN); European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection DG (ECHO); Georgia - government; United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

International Day for Disaster Reduction will be marked at a special event organized at Europe House Georgia. The key achievements made in the education sector of Georgia in ensuring the safety and resilience of children and communities towards disasters will be presented...


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date: 13 October 2011
Source(s): Bangkok Post; Post Publishing Public Company Limited, the

Children and youth are encouraged to play a greater role, not only as the most vulnerable group, but more importantly as a potential resource in awareness-raising and decision-making in the area of disaster-risk management...


date: 13 October 2011
Source(s): Nation, the; Vintage Press Limited

Zonal NEMA Coordinator said the involvement of young people in disaster management would 'guarantee the building of disaster resilient communities in the country,' while kicking off the campaign during the 2011 World Disaster Risk Reduction Campaign day...


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date: 13 October 2011
Source(s): Sustainable Environmental and Ecological Development Society (SEEDS)

SEEDS celebrated the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction by demonstrating disaster management skills through an earthquake mock drill at Shahid Rajpal D.A.V. Public School, Dayanand Vihar...


date: 13 October 2011
Source(s): EPE - Eurl El Moudjahid

Certains pays ont prouvé qu’il était possible de réduire les effets des inondations ou d’autres phénomènes naturels, pour paraphraser M. Ban Ki-moon. Il suffit d’investir dans les systèmes d’alerte rapide, entre autres dispositifs. Et, justement, cette thématique a été au centre des débats du Forum d’El Moudjahid...


date: 13 October 2011
Source(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

The UN office for disaster risk reduction, UNISDR, today marked International Disaster Reduction Day with a call for children and young people to be empowered and engaged in disaster risk reduction as the group most affected by disasters each year...


date: 13 October 2011
Source(s): Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC)

The National Disaster Management Organization, NADMO, has launched this year's International Disaster Day with a float in some principal streets of Accra to create awareness on the need for the public to prevent disaster...


date: 13 October 2011
Source(s): Viet Nam News, Vietnam News Agency (VNA)

'We need to change public attitudes towards the roles of children and adolescents in the prevention and reduction of disasters, especially at the community level,' said Nguyen Thi Ha, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union...


date: 13 October 2011
Source(s): Prensa Libre

Con el propósito de que la población esté preparada para reaccionar frente a una emergencia, en Retalhuleu se conmemoró el Día Internacional para la Reducción de Riesgo a Desastres, con diferentes juegos en los que participaron adultos y niños, y disfrutaron, además, de una obra de teatro...



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