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Evacuation drills help schools in Myanmar be ready for natural hazards

The most tsunami-prone areas in Myanmar, Labutta and Ngaputaw townships, are preparing their schools for natural disasters. More than 170 students learnt about tsunami warning signs, mapped hazard…  


UNDP Trains Teachers to Lead Emergency Evacuations During Natural Disasters in Cambodia

With the support of the Japan Government, UNDP Cambodia trained 25 school teachers from five schools in Steng Hav and Prey Nop Districts of Sihanouk Ville Province to conduct emergency evacuations in…  


Eleven years after deadly tsunami, Simbo Island in the Solomons welcomes evacuation drills in schools

Eleven years after a local tsunami, caused by an 8.1 magnitude earthquake, devastated Simbo Island in the Solomon Islands, an evacuation drill was conducted in the schools to test their tsunami…  


UNDP Concludes Tsunami Evacuation Drills in Schools in Timor-Leste

Over 750 students in Timor-Leste received training on tsunami evacuation and first aid in efforts to strengthen the preparedness of schools for natural disasters. UNDP tsunami drills were held in five…  


Damaged by the 2004 tsunami, Sri Lanka brings tsunami education and evacuation drills to schools

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…  



Side by Side: Japan Highlights UN Development Programme collaboration on tsunami awareness in schools in Asia and the Pacific

The success of UNDP's project on tsunami awareness and preparedness in schools, in Asia and the Pacific, is being acclaimed by the Japanese government in a specially commissioned video.  


Seven years on: learning from the great East Japan earthquake and tsunami

March 11 marks seven years since the magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off the north-east coast of Japan, triggering a devastating tsunami.  


One of the world’s most disaster-prone countries, Indonesia prepares schools for tsunamis

The Indonesian archipelago is constantly at risk of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods and tsunamis. Located in the Pacific Ring of Fire, there is at least one significant volcanic eruption and…  


New Year, new approach, new UNDP

UNDP is starting 2018 with a fresh focus and vision. This approach is laid out in the new Strategic Plan, which takes effect on January 1st and is the blueprint for the evolution of its work over the…  

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