January 2012 Blog Posts (2)

School board apologizes for tsunami death

The following news story has come from NHK, the Japanese TV station which broadcasts via satellite in English, but is an important step and a warning about the dangers of ignoring safety messages!

The education board in Ishinomaki City, northeastern Japan has admitted responsibility and apologized for the large number of deaths among students at the Okawa Elementary School in last year's tsunami.



70 of the school's 108 students were killed in the March 11th…
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Added by Justin Sharpe on January 24, 2012 at 9:42 — No Comments

Training Course on Integrated Urban Disaster Risk Reduction (IUDRR) in New Delhi

Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) organizes International Training Course on Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction - IUDRR in New Delhi from 24 to 28 February 2012. Application Deadline is 13 February.

Visit: http://www.iihs.co.in/programmes/pwp/iudrr/feb2012/

Added by Rohit Jigyasu on January 14, 2012 at 14:30 — 2 Comments

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