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NEWS | Tsunami Ready: Women Spearheading Climate Action in Sri Lanka 

22 February 2019: The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami claimed the lives of more than thirty-five thousand Sri Lankans and affected more than one million people across the island. It damaged a total of 183 schools, 18 vocational and industrial training institutes and 4 universities, affecting the studies of nearly 100,000 students across fourteen Coastal Districts. Read more>>

 

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NEWS | Building the Resilience of 8,250 Students through Tsunami Drills

05 Novmber 2018 - To reduce the loss of lives associated with tsunamis, five tsunami drills were conducted in five schools in Sri Lanka recently. These drills are part of 90 drills conducted in 90 schools across 18 countries including: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tonga, Vanuatu and Viet Nam. Read more>>

 

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VIDEO | UNDP Tsunami Drill in Galle, Vidyaloka Madya Maha Vidyalaya

18 May 2018 - UNDP together with the Ministry of Disaster Management, Ministry of Education, Red Cross, Sri Lanka Navy and School development societies, will design, implement and coordinate a school simulation programme in five selected schools affected by the Tsunami in 2004. The first of these drills was held on 03 April 2018 at the Vidyaloka Madya Maha Vidyalaya in Galle with the participation of 2500 studentsl. Read more>>

 

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NEWS | Damaged by the 2004 tsunami, Sri Lanka Brings Tsunami Education and Evacuation Drills to Schools

03 April 2017 - A series of tsunami drills was kicked off today in Galle, Sri Lanka to raise awareness about the tsunami risks and importance of schools’ tsunami preparedness. The first tsunami drill mobilized 2,500 students of Vidyaloka Madya Maha Vidyalaya school. Read more>>

 

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NEWS | Sri Lanka among 18 Asia-Pacific Countries to Participate in a Regional Tsunami Preparedness Project

10 July 2017 - Japan Pledges $1.5 million for Tsunami Awareness and Disaster Risk Information in Asia-Pacific. The project is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme and funded by the Government of Japan. Read more>>

 

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Final Results in Sri Lanka:

8,250
students, teachers and members of school administration have participated in the drills

5
schools have organized tsunami education, developed evacuation plans, conducted drills



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Shairi Mathur
Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist,
UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub
 : shairi.mathur@undp.org

 

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