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BLOG | How We Conducted Tsunami Drills in All Tsunami-prone Schools in the Eastern Visayas

08 November 2018: Five year ago today, Typhoon Haiyan wreaked havoc in the Philippines claiming 6,300 lives. Since then, the United Nations Developement Programme has focused its efforts on reducing disaster risk through preparedness. Large scale tsunami drills are one example. Read more>>



VIDEO | Drills Conducted in All Tsunami-prone Schools in Eastern Visayas

03 November 2018: Easter Visayas is one of the most disaster-prone regions in the Philippines. Over the period of six months, 20 schools worked with nearby communities to develop school emergency management plans and conduct evacuation drills. Watch video>>



NEWS |  Making Schools Resilient to Natural Disasters 

02 March 2018 - More than 9,600 students and teachers from the disaster-prone Eastern Visayas region in the Philippines participated in a large-scale tsunami evacuation drills over the last two days. The drills were conducted in six schools to advocate for the schools’ readiness to rapidly forming natural disasters such as tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and landslides. Read more>>



NEWS | Philippines 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 the Philippines:

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

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


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UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub
 : shairi.mathur@undp.org



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