Education and knowledge can save lives

Children are among the most vulnerable population group during disasters, particularly while they are attending school. They often die as a result of a lack of risk awareness and poor quality of the physical infrastructure. In Pakistan, for instance, more than 17,000 school children died while attending class during the October 2005 earthquake.
The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in 2015 The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in 2015.
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