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International Day for Disaster Reduction

13/10/2017 (All day)

International Day for Disaster Reduction, held every 13 October, celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters. The 2017 edition continues under the "Sendai Seven" campaign, centred on the seven targets of the Sendai Framework. This year's focus is Target B: Reducing the number of affected people by disasters by 2030. 

On the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Reduction, the Platform on Disaster Displacement team roamed the streets and offices of Geneva to get answers to some questions and raise awareness on the realities and needs of women, children and men forced to leave their homes because of floods, hurricanes, earthquakes or droughts around the world.
Some of the questions are:
What day is October 13th?
What is a disaster?
How many people are displaced each year by disasters?
How do you see the future of disaster displacement by 2030?
To hear what people said, watch the video or the link below;