Natural disasters get the better of technology
Earthquakes and Tsunamis have been occurring in this world since the dawn of time. Some of them have been the basis of myth. They say that Zeus angered by the arrogance of the Kings of Atlantis, that perfect Utopia, send an earthquake that sank Atlantis.
Earthquakes and Tsunamis are the sources of destruction we cannot prevent despite all our advancements in technology. We can prevent crime, we can usher in global peace, we can fix the food problem and eradicate famine. We can solve the poverty problem in this world. But one thing we cannot do at this juncture in time is to eradicate Earthquakes and Tsunamis
Disaster risk – are we responsible too?
By Priyanthi Fernando, posting live from the Workshop on Implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: Learning from Global and Regional Experiences.
Launching of the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015
United Nations Global Assessment Report (GAR) on Disaster Risk Reduction is a resource for understanding and analyzing global disaster risk today and in the future. It is an analysis on a compilation of annual country reports of the world on Disaster Risk Reduction initiatives with a notion that if risk is not reduced, expected future losses will become a critical opportunity cost for development.