Information to Help When Disaster Prevention and Disaster

Learning from Earthquakes

The Internet resources listed below provide lessons learned from earthquakes and records of assistance extended to foreigners after earthquakes.

7-1 Lessons from the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake

http://www.dri.ne.jp/kensyu/pdf/jica_en.pdf

This webpage provides links to PDF documents that compile, in Japanese, English, Russian and Spanish, the lessons learned from the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake. The documents cover the period from immediately after the disaster to the recovery and reconstruction process. The documents organize the manifold lessons learned from the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake from the following viewpoints: life, living, and community. They are published by the Disaster Reduction Learning Center (JICA Hyogo International Center) with the cooperation of the Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution. Make sure to acquaint yourselves with this document in preparation for a major earthquake.

7-2 Review of Activities for Assistance to Foreign Victims of the Niigata-ken Chuetsu-oki Earthquake in 2007 (Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR)) (Japanese only)

http://www.clair.or.jp/j/forum/forum/articles/index-218.html

This webpage provides information on the assistance extended to foreigners in the Niigata-ken Chuetsu-oki Earthquake.

It also describes the background of the establishment of the Kashiwazaki Disaster Multilingual Assistance Center, its activities, and the future modalities of the assistance framework. From this document, you can learn what kind of assistance proved useful, and what kind of advanced preparations should be made.

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