(QNO) - A meeting celebrating International Day for Disaster Reduction (October 13) was jointly held in Quang Nam province by the Vietnam Red Cross Society, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and the American Red Cross.
|The scenery of the meeting|
The 2016 International Day for Disaster Reduction titled ‘Live to share’ aims to call for individuals to share their knowledge and experiences about dealing with natural disasters and climate change, helping raise communities’ awareness of their impacts.
|The parade to respond to International Day for Disaster Reduction.|
According to the World Disasters Report 2016 announced by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies at this event, there were 98.6 million people affected by natural disasters and global catastrophes in 2015; 92% of them were caused by climate change. Vietnam was among five countries under the most serious natural disasters and climate change with an annual average of 10-15 storms and floods, 50% of the land and 70% of the population in key areas of natural disasters.
At the meeting, Deputy Chairman of Quang Nam provincial People’s Committee Le Tri Thanh called for all the local authorities and people to respond to the movements and activities for climate change adaptation and reducing natural catastrophes.
Immediately after the meeting, there were some ward/commune- level exercises to prevent and mitigate natural disaster risks.