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UN responds to tsunami disaster

What happened on 26 December 2004 was an unprecedented, global catastrophe. It requires an unprecedented, global response. For the United Nations, it is the largest natural disaster the Organization has had to respond to on behalf of the world community, in the sixty years of our existente. Kofi Annan

United Nations develop actuation programmes in the areas of health, food, displaced people, childhood, environment , education and culture

The news centre of the United Nations gathers all the information about these activities and the latest information about the catastrophe.

UNESCO gives information and carries different initiatives in each of the areas:

  • Natural Sciences:

International Coordination Group for the Tsunami Warning

System in the Pacific (ICG/ITSU)

Proyect: Global tsunami warning system

  • Communication and information:

How can ICT help. Libraries and archives in affected countries

  • Culture:

A damaged world heritage

Cultural Heritage Risk Management.(Thematic meeting part of

the World Conference on Disaster Reduction. Kobe,

Japan ; 18 -22 January 2005.)

  • Education:

Knowledge, innovation and education to build a culture of safety

and resilience (Cluster 3. Part of the World Conference on

Disaster Reduction. Kobe -Japan ; 18 -22 January 2005.)

  • Bibliography:

"Tsunamis - The Great Waves", designed and published with

UNESCO support

Other UNESCO Documents and Publications about Tsunamis

If you want to collaborate, either with your support or economically, you can find in this link information about organizations inside the NGOs' Coordinator of Euskadi that are working in different affected areas in the southeast of Asia.

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