Know risk or no risk? UN launches guide on disaster risk reduction

December 2004 was a painful reminder of the many vulnerable people threatened by natural hazards such as earthquakes, floods, cyclones, landslides and tsunamis. The disaster presented a range of valuable lessons, including the need for people to be aware and take action to reduce disaster risk. A new book launched at the World Conference on Disaster Reduction in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, on 19 January 2005, could help achieve this goal.
Regional Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction take place from Africa to the Pacific Regional Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction take place from Africa to the Pacific.
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