International day for disaster reduction 2010

Type: Meeting or Conference

Organizer(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

Date: 13 Oct 2010

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  • Description

  • This year's theme: My City is Getting Ready!

    To mark the International Day for Disaster Reduction, the UNISDR secretariat is calling on its partners to play a more active role to protect cities against disasters. Many cities have been disrupted this year by disasters: earthquakes in Haiti, Chile and New Zealand; floods and heavy rainfalls in Pakistan, Eastern Europe, Mozambique and other parts of Africa; forest fires in Russia; and volcanic eruptions in Indonesia and Iceland. All have caused huge human suffering and economic damage. Cities have never been so at risk.