Where did it go wrong?
(Over 30 fishermen died due to the communication gap in the early warning system)
Sri Lanka experience an unforeseen tragedy on the 9th June 2013, more than 30 fishermen died due to the calamity caused by high winds in the Indian Ocean caused by the cyclone. Fishermen went to sea early Saturday morning without being aware of the impending storms. Sri Lanka having claimed to have remarkable efficient early warning system across the region, is now confronted with a controversy as most of the people including the general public is starting to question the efficiency of the system. We will need to figure out what went wrong….!
Duryog Nivaran in the Global Platform
HFA2 - Women Making a Difference
Duryog Nivaran’s chair, Dr. Vishaka Hidellage was on the panel of the Featured Event ‘HFA2 - Women Making a Difference’.For more details
4th Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
The 4th Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, which concluded in Geneva last week, was attended by over 3,500 people and representatives from 172 countries with representation from national and local governments, inter-governmental organizations, non-government organizations, mayors and parliamentarians, communities, business, academia and science. It ended with a call for “the immediate start of work to develop targets and indicators to monitor the reduction of risk” in the Chair’s Summary at the closing plenary.