Earthquake

Cover of report showing a local leaders leading a preparedness exercise.

Disaster risks are growing more intense, complex, and unpredictable. This growing unpredictability and intensity of extreme events, in the midst of increasingly complex socio-economic dynamics fuelled by growing inequalities, call for a new approach to

Photos of U-Inspire national chapters in Nepal, India and Indonesia
U-INSPIRE India, Nepal, and Indonesia have become the first national chapters of an alliance of youth and young professionals to register their work in UNDRR's Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments online platform.
Group Photo with ARISE Japan members
The ARISE national network in Japan (ARISE Japan) just became the first national network to publish its activity plan on UNDRR’s Voluntary Commitments online platform.
Cover ASB guide

As a contribution to the Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Network (DiDRRN), UNDRR Asia-Pacific collaborated with the ASB Office for Indonesia and the Philippines to produce a series of disaster preparedness guides for persons with disabilities

Satellite view of category 4 Tropical Cyclone Fani approaching India, from 02 May 2019, as seen by Meteosat-8
Extreme weather events now account for 90% of major disaster events globally. The number of weather and climate related disasters has more than doubled over the last twenty years and unless urgent action is taken to address the climate emergency, Sub
Bangladesh government Cyclone Preparedness Programme Director, Ahmadul Haque, sharing a light-hearted moment with volunteers in Cox's Bazar
The Cyclone Preparedness Programme in Bangladesh is to undergo it's largest ever expansion since it was founded in 1972, a large recruitment drive and the inclusion of urban risk, earthquakes, floods and other hazards.
Student teachers visiting the exhibition space at Arahama Elementary School in Sendai, Japan, for World Tsunami Awareness Day
A former elementary school on the coast of Japan has been turned into a centre for raising awareness about tsunami risk. It saved the lives of 320 people who evacuated to its roof top.
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Mother and child safe on the top of a Sendai tsunami evacuation tower in today's evacuation exercise
The Sendai area of Japan which was badly affected by the 2011 tsunami today marked World Tsunami Awareness Day with a major exercise along its vulnerable coastline.
Fumihiko Imamura, Professor of Tsunami Engineering at Tohoko University
Renowned tsunami expert Prof. Fumihiko Imamura uses the occasion of World Tsunami Awareness Day to draw attention to the threat of "black tsunamis" caused by pollution of the seas