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BLOG | Surviving the 2007 Tsunami in the Solomon Islands, Durie Hickie's Story

04 May 2018: Tsunami awareness education and drills in Kalaroa Primary School in the Solomon Islands were led by a teacher, Durie Hickie, who is a survivor of the 2007 tsunami. This harrowing experience of the tsunami has made her a passionate advocate for tsunami safe schools. Teacher Durie believes that knowing and responding to tsunami warning signs will save many lives in the future. Read more >>



NEWS | Eleven Years after Deadly Tsunami, Simbo Island Welcomes Evacuation Drills in Schools

20 April 2018: Eleven years after a local tsunami caused by an 8.1 magnitude earthquake devastated Simbo Island in the Western province, an evacuation drill was conducted in the schools to test their tsunami preparedness. Read more >>



PHOTO | #90Drills Photos Displayed at the World Bosai Forum in Japan

26 November 2017: An interactive #90Drills photo exhibition at the World Bosai Forum in Japan featured photos from the Solomon Islands and six other countries to showcase tsunami awareness education activities and safety drills in the Asia-Pacific region. Read more >>



VIDEO | Learning from the Bitter Past, Gizo Focuses on Tsunami Awareness

12 November 2017: When the 2007 tsunami hit the Solomon Islands, people thought it was the end of the world. People were not aware of the risks and were not warned to evacuate. Read more>>



BLOG | Surviving a Tsunami – Toma’s Story

05 November 2017: The blue waters around the small island of Gizo have been a lifeline for the people who live here. But on 2 April 2007, the ocean they depended on for so much turned on them. As Marama Terikano Toma remembers, it began with a fearsome shaking and shuddering of the earth. Read more>>



NEWS | Safety Drill Prepares Solomon Islands Schools for Tsunamis

18 October 2017: The first tsunami drill at schools in the Solomon Islands mobilized nearly 400 students and teachers, testing the schools’ emergency management plans and newly constructed evacuation routes. ­­­­­­­Read more>>



NEWS | Solomon Islands 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. Read more>>


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



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