What is International Day for disaster risk reduction?

What Is International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction?

 

Every year, different kinds of natural and manmade disasters impact the lives of millions of people all over the world. Such disasters displace the people and affect the countries' sustainable development. However, most of the damages can be mitigated by taking specific preventive measures and being ready to handle the aftermath of the disaster. 

 

To address the disaster-related issues and create a culture of risk awareness and disaster reduction worldwide, the United National designated October 13 as the International Day for Disaster Reduction. The day also aims to recognize how people and communities can collaborate to decrease their vulnerability to catastrophes and mitigate the risks in the face of a disaster. 

 

History of International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

 

The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction was established in 1989 in response to the UN (United Nations) request to create a day encouraging a global culture for risk awareness and disaster reduction.

 

In 2015, during the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, the global community was reminded of the impact of catastrophes at the local level, including the loss of life and economic turmoil.

 

What is Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction?

 

The Sendai Framework is an opportunity for community groups across the globe, international organisations, civil societies, government bodies, and the UN to promote practices across all sectors to reduce disaster-related risks and losses. 

 

The frame laid out many targets to be achieved over the years. As per the Framework, Target 7 is to increase the availability of multi-hazard warning systems and information related to disaster risk management to people by 2030. 

 

Three Reasons Why International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is Important

 

  • The international day for disaster risk reduction reminds the world to unite and work cohesively to minimise disaster risks and losses. 

 

  • The day highlights the brilliant practices adopted by certain nations that have improved the lives of the people in disaster-prone areas. It also highlights the importance of global corporations to help reduce fear and anxiety among people in the aftermath of the disaster. 

 

  • The international day for disaster risk reduction supports the development of a legislative framework that helps global organisations be better prepared to manage risks and reduce the impact on communities. 

 

Nest-In by Tata Steel is one of the leading organisations in India that offer modular construction solutions. It offers a range of modular solutions like MobiNest that can help people get temporary shelter after a disaster. These modular units are highly versatile and mobile.

They are transportable and can be installed quickly. Also, these units can be used as hospital units, rest shelters, sanitation facilities, etc. 

 

Posted in MobiNest on Sep 23, 2022.


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