Learn from Tsunami Survivors

Tsunami survivor: Alvaro

Alvaro survived the 2015 Chile Tsunami. He tells how he managed to face the wave

Tsunami survivor: Anonymous

This anonymous man survived the 2015 Chile Tsunami. Learn about his story

Tsunami survivor: Manino Luna

Manino Luna talks about how he survived the 1946 Dominican Republic tsunami.

Tsunami survivor: Mak Lang

Mak lang survived the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami in Malaysia.

Tsunami survivor: Francisca Gonzálezs

In 2010, Francisca Gonzálezs survived a tsunami in Chile

Tsunami survivor: Abdul Rasheed

Abdul Rasheed from Pakistan survived the 1945 Makran tsunami.

Tsunami survivor: Anonymous

This anonymous lady survived the 2007 Solomon Islands tsunami.

Tsunami survivor: Maria Matang

Maria Matang from Thailand survived the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.

Tsunami survivor: Patricia Ortiz

Patricia Ortiz survived the 1946 Dominican Republic tsunami.

Tsunami survivor: Katsuhisa Fuse

Katsuhisa Fuse survived the 2011 Great East Earthquake and tsunami.

Tsunami survivor: Takao Kawamura

Takao Kawamura survived the 2011 Great East Earthquake and tsunami.

Tsunami survivor: Amina

Amina from Pakistan survived the 1945 Makran Tsunami.

"I survived"

Latest publications and reports

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Regional cooperation is rising, systemic governance is center stage and businesses are taking an important role in disaster risk reduction — vital steps towards the ultimate goal of saving lives and livelihoods.
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Durie, the ‘Tsunami’ Teacher is the first of 'Tsunami Story Books', a series of illustrated real-life stories from the Asia-Pacific for children.
Tsunami News 2020-2021

Tsunami News 2020-2021 is a magazine-style publication which covers notable events in the world of tsunami risk management over the last year. On the occasion of World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD), 5 November 2020, the UN Secretary-General, Antonio

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Resilience can be created anywhere - even at the kitchen table.


In the documentary “Tsunami Ladies”, producers Emiliano Rodríguez Nuesch and Víctor Orellana show how the women fed neighbors and helped revive their local economies after the tsunamis

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction highlights children as among the most vulnerable groups who must be empowered to get ready for natural hazards and play a vital role in preventing and reducing risk.

Launched on the occasion of the 2018