Safe Schools and Hospitals

One Million Safe Schools and Hospitals

One Million Safe Schools and Hospitals

The One Million Safe Schools and Hospitals initiative is a global advocacy effort to make schools and hospitals safe from disasters.

People in unsafe schools, hospitals and health facilities are at the greatest risk of losing their lives when a disaster strikes.

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Children in schools and the sick in hospitals and health facilities are the most vulnerable people in times of disaster.

The One Million Safe Schools and Hospitals initiative encourages people, organizations, companies and governments to pledge to make a school or hospital safe and resilient to disasters. When schools are damaged, learning opportunities are disrupted, and the quality of education drops. When hospitals and health facilities are destroyed, the treatment of the sick is hampered and saving of victims during a catastrophe becomes difficult.

Pledge to make your schools and hospitals safe from disasters.

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UNISDR in collaboration with WHO, UNESCO, UNICEF, World Bank, ADB and other partners aim to raise public awareness and create a demand for safe schools, hospitals and health facilities. The objectives of the initiative are to protect the lives of school children and the sick by ensuring that proper safety measures are installed, to ensure the continuity of hospital functions in treating the sick and safe school zones, to improve the risk reduction capacity of all school and hospital stakeholders.

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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