Ten years because adopting the Hyogo Framework for Action shortly right after the Indian Ocean Tsunami, government representatives have gathered in Sendai to negotiate a new framework for global action to lessen the risks of disasters. For the initial time, protecting people’s health is at the centre of such a framework.
“In the ten years considering that Hyogo, governments have increasingly recognized that healthy folks are resilient men and women, and that resilient men and women recover much a lot more speedily from emergencies and disasters,” says Dr Bruce Aylward, Assistant Director-Basic for Emergencies at the Globe Health Organization (WHO). “Current and ongoing disasters – from Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines to the Ebola crisis in West Africa – highlight the centrality of human wellness to our collective objectives in disaster danger reduction by all sectors.”
Emergencies and disasters