13 October is the International Day for Disaster Reduction, which celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness.
A video of the side event on 'Building Regional Tsunami Awareness' that was organized in the context of enhancing preparedness efforts and was aimed at policymakers and tsunami experts.
On September 7th, 2016, Indonesia is participating in the Indian Ocean-wide tsunami drill which includes being put in a tsunami warning situation to test SOPs and communication links.
This study is part of an annual series, developed by the Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division of ESCAP. It provides a yearly overview of natural disasters in the Asia-Pacific region and its impacts.