Japan

18 March 2015

UN-Habitat and Red Cross to partner on Post-Disaster housing

UN-Habitat and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that they will work together on promoting adequate shelter and settlements for all, with a focus on people affected by nat
Agreement reached on new global framework for disaster risk reduction
18 March 2015

Agreement reached on new global framework for disaster risk reduction

After 30 hours of negotiations, consensus was finally reached on a new global framework that will guide disaster risk reduction policy and programming for the next 10-15 years.
IFRC and UN system to enhance cooperation on community resilience
17 March 2015

IFRC and UN system to enhance cooperation on community resilience

At the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) President Tadateru Konoé and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met to take stock of the collaborative work between their respective
IFRC calls for vulnerable communities to remain centre stage in negotiations on post-2015 disaster risk reduction framework
17 March 2015

IFRC calls for vulnerable communities to remain centre stage in negotiations on post-2015 disaster risk reduction framework

As negotiations continue at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan, on key elements of the post-2015 global framework for disaster risk reduction
IFRC announces ‘One Billion Coalition for Resilience’ at World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
15 March 2015

IFRC announces ‘One Billion Coalition for Resilience’ at World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Today at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR), Tadateru Konoe, President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) presented the IFRC’s voluntary commitment toward the post-2015 disaster risk reducti
Lethal Pacific storm marks start of Sendai disaster conference, as IFRC and UN call for 'unprecedented cooperation' on climate
15 March 2015

Lethal Pacific storm marks start of Sendai disaster conference, as IFRC and UN call for 'unprecedented cooperation' on climate

The opening over the weekend of the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) has been marked by “a stark reminder that disaster risk management is a matter of life and death,” according to a report by the United Nations Office for Disaster R
World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction casts spotlight on preparedness for technological disasters
14 March 2015

World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction casts spotlight on preparedness for technological disasters

Four years ago the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami caused immense destruction along Japan’s north-east coastline. Today, over 4,000 representatives from Governments and local and international organisations have gathered in Sendai, one of the town
Four years on from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami – Efforts continue to decontaminate Fukushima
9 March 2015

Four years on from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami – Efforts continue to decontaminate Fukushima

When the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant came into view, the Geiger counter started beeping, and as we drove closer the alarm became more and more intense.
Four years on from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami - A new school for the children of Yamada
5 March 2015

Four years on from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami - A new school for the children of Yamada

On March 11, 2011 the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami struck Yamada town, in Japan’s northern prefecture of Iwate.
Earthquake survivors meet during the Kobe Luminaire
26 December 2014

Earthquake survivors meet during the Kobe Luminaire

Earthquake survivors meet during the Kobe Luminaire commemoration event.
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