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In an exchange between the leaders of Japan and the US, Mr. Fukuda stated 'I wish to step up cooperation between our two countries to build up cooperation in Asia on disaster prevention.'...
United States of America - government
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More frequent disasters have, and will increasingly become a major cause of population displacement in several parts of the world, says new UN report....
United Nations Environment Programme
A representative of the UN Secretary-General commended the system set up to reduce disaster risk, calling it a model for other countries...
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
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Preparations have been stepped up for a possible major disaster in northern Israel following a warning by the Ministry of Health of an expected earthquake.
Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd.
During an interview last week, the UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon said 'it is...very encouraging that the Chinese government, Republic of Korea and Japan have agreed to a tripartite frame of disaster reduction and preparedness'
China Daily
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Development Dialogue: columnist Nora O. Gamolo cites an example of good disaster management practice, but calls for more action from government to communities-at-large to better prepare...
Manila Times Publishing Corp., the
'An expert in disaster preparedness says industry is behind a push to improve Australia's resilience in coping with emergencies and natural disasters...'
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
"To minimize disasters, community leaders have to be trained to implement activities and other measures for disaster reduction..." said Welino Gubuan from the Office of the Civil Defense 7....
Philippine Information Agency