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School safety and education are both key to reducing the impact of disasters. The role of education in reducing disaster risks is enshrined in all global commitments and frameworks. Foremost among...

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Date: Feb 2014
Location: Japan

In the aftermath of the tragic events in Japan of 11 March 2011, I ampleased UNEP has been able to contribute to the post-disaster effort.

One year after the disaster, the environmental,...

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Some 20 million tonnes of waste resulted from the Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE). The amount of debris in Iwate Prefecture was 11 times greater than in a normal year, and in Miyagi 19 times...

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Date: Feb 2014

Bamboo as a green building material.
Project of the Handmade School in Bangladesh.

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To Improve the well-being of the producers and
users of bamboo and rattan within the context of a
sustainable bamboo and rattan resource base

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Disaster response in an urban environment presents a wide variety of challenges. Humanitarian organisations often have more experience of disaster response in rural settings, and local authorities...

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This independent review into how the UK responds to humanitarian emergencies was commissioned by the Secretary of State for International Development and led by Lord Paddy Ashdown. It was asked to...

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Publisher(s): Government of Japan
Date: Feb 2014
Location: Japan

This illustrated reference for school facilities planners and designers shows examples of seismic retrofitting of junior and senior high school buildings in two prefectures and their performance...

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Date: Feb 2014
Location: China

Based on actual surveys after earthquakes in Taiwan, study maps behavior of populations during and after earthquakes. Important for shelter is how population distributed themselves amongst...

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Publisher(s): Monash University
Date: Feb 2014
Location: China

Presentation made at the Global Dialogue on Wenchuan Earthquake and Response, Chengdu, November 12, 2008. Discusses Principal Ye Zhiping and the retrofit of Sangzao Middle School in Anxian county...

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