International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
International day for natural disaster reduction has been organized by the UN since 2015 to aware people globally how they can diminish their losses by taking many steps. The day celebrates how people and society around the world are reducing their disclosure to disaster and raising awareness about the importance of governing the risks of natural disasters that they face continuously.
Activities for the International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction usually encompass media bulletins about launches for campaigns that core on the day's theme. Governments and communities also take section in the International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction via various occasions such as drawing, drama, essay, or picture competitions that focus on making humans conscious of natural disaster reduction and increasing their preparedness for such situations. Other activities include neighborhood tree planting; conferences, gala's and seminars; and road parades.
Owing to natural disasters such as earthquakes, droughts, tsunamis, severe floods, hurricanes or cyclones, many people around the world have lost their lives, homes, or access to critical services, such as hospitals. The UN recognizes that education, training, and the sharing of knowledge are successful ways of helping people to become better able to deal with natural disasters.
The United Nations General Assembly declared the second Wednesday of October as the International Day for the Reduction of Natural Disasters on December 22, 1989.
With that in mind, and with the focus of the day on the effect disasters have on populations, individuals, and facilities that have a significant impact on their well-being.