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ESCAP video on building regional tsunami awareness

Asia-Pacific is one of the most tsunami affected regions in the world. Since the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, more than three quarters of all tsunami affected countries are located in Asia-Pacific and 99 percent of all tsunami related deaths have occurred in the region. This also includes the significant loss of human lives from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. Raising tsunami awareness is therefore a top priority for reducing tsunami risks in the Asia-Pacific region.

The video above is of the side event on ‘Building Regional Tsunami Awareness,’ during the 72nd Commission session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), held in Bangkok from 15 to 18 May. The side event was organized in the context of enhancing preparedness efforts and was aimed at policymakers and tsunami experts.