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Indigenous disaster early warning, preparedness, and response

Source(s):  United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Environmental Emergencies News: Issue 6, April 2007, pages 2-3:

This article presents examples of indigenous disaster early warning, preparedness, and response including: mitigation efforts of the Banyala community in Budalang’I, Kenya; prediction of drought and floods in Swaziland, and drought and famine in Tanzania; disaster early warning of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug and Kamchatka of the Russian Federation; tsunami risk identification of the Simeulue community, Indonesia; tsunami early warning of sea gypsies along Thailand’s southern coast and the tribal communities living on India’s Andaman and Nicobar islands; typhoon risk identification in the Saigasaki and Tano districts of Japan; flood, cyclone and storm surge preparedness among local communities in Bangladesh.



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  • Indigenous disaster early warning, preparedness, and response
  • Publication date 2007
  • Number of pages 2 p.

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