Where is an urgent countermeasure when the world needs one? Nature hadn't been easy on Asia. Super typhoon mega megi is approaching Hong Kong from Philippines, Pakistan just this year greatly suffered from both Hunza Lake disaster and floods, and more than 600,000 people were displaced by tropical Cyclone Ketsana in the Philippines on 26 September 2009. But what are we to worry when we have way more than twelve Olympians to put heads together?
Vanguards of the disaster risk reduction gathered at the 4th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction at Songdo ConvensiA from October 25-28.
(From left) Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, and Samoa
Dr. Park Yeon-soo, administrator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) welcomed the guests and said, "This Asian Ministeral Conference is a conference co-hosted by the United Nations, City of Incheon, and NEMA in order to discuss the mutual cooperation method and unified resolution for the disaster issues, such as heavy rain and catastrophic typhoon caused by the climate change, with the Ministers of disaster management departments in Asia-Pacific region, UN agencies, NGOs, and so on. We are here to pursue safer future by suggesting 'Regional Roadmap and Action Plan for DRR through CCA' in Asia-Pacific region."
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