World Tsunami Awareness Day 2017: Northeastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Early Warning System

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Though they may be rare, tsunamis are among the most devastating natural disasters. They know no coastal borders. Coastal communities – often concentrated in low-lying and highly populated areas – are the most potentially vulnerable to coastal hazards including tsunamis, with heavy human and economic losses. International cooperation is key for deeper political and public understanding; as well as involvement in reducing our risks from these coastal natural hazards.

This is why, in December 2015, the United Nations General Assembly designated 5 November as World Tsunami Awareness Day.

Learn more about this year's edition and the work of UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/tsunami-day

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