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The restoration, and improvement where appropriate, of facilities, livelihoods and living conditions of disaster-affected communities, including efforts to reduce disaster risk factors.

Four years on from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami - A new school for the children of Yamada

2 Mar 2015, Japanese Red Cross Society

'This school is really a vital part of the social services here in Yamada town,' says Atsushi Okawa, a 34 year old fisherman, who spends most of his day at sea while his 5 year old boy is entrusted to the staff at the school. Over two years ago, the Japanese Red Cross Society stepped in and supported the rebuilding of the school...

Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 3.2 [PDF, 116Kb]School curricula , education material and relevant trainings include disaster risk reduction and recovery concepts and practices
  • Indicator 4.5 [PDF, 87Kb]Disaster risk reduction measures are integrated into post disaster recovery and rehabilitation processes
  • Indicator 5.3 [PDF, 86Kb]Financial reserves and contingency mechanisms are in place to support effective response and recovery when required.

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