Vice President Faure and Delegation Visit DRDM

July 10th, 2015
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As part of activities to commemorate the International Day for Disaster Reduction on October 13th, Vice-President Danny Faure, accompanied by ministers Christian Lionnet and Peter Sinon, visited the head office of the Division of Risk and Disaster Management (DRDM). An open day was organised as part of activities during the month of October to show

Tsunami Simulation Exercise

July 10th, 2015
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Seychelles joined other countries in the Indian Ocean region in September to participate in the Indian Ocean Wave Exercise or IOWAVE14 to coincide with the tenth anniversary since the deadly tsunami struck the province of Banda Aceh in Indonesia on December 26th, 2004. The decision was taken during the 9th session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group

Strategic Plan for Disaster Risk Management

July 10th, 2015
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The increasing frequency of disastrous incidents, coupled with a number of emerging threats and trends, are leaving more people in Seychelles vulnerable to the effects of disasters and inflicting greater damage and loss. To address the issue within the country, DRDM has come up with a Strategic Plan and an Action Plan which will guide

Signing of Chapter Fourteen of the United Nations

July 10th, 2015
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Seychelles has signed Charter Fourteen of the United Nations which calls for an inclusive approach to disaster risk reduction response to older people, supporting the United Nations’ efforts to sensitise other governments across the world to also accept the pledge and put it in application. Many other countries and organisations worldwide have signed the document

School Preparedness

July 10th, 2015
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DRDM is working closely with public and private schools across the country to better prepare them to respond to disasters. It is reviewing the disaster and risk contingency plan of the Ministry of Education and also to bring the disaster and risk emergency management teams of each school closer so that they can discuss and

Seychelles avoided tsunami disaster

December 9th, 2010
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  afrol News, 3 January – Unlike Somalia and southern Asia, Kenya and Seychelles avoided large numbers of casualties due to the tsunami that hit the two coastal nations with a devastating power on 26 December. Tourists and nationals were warned in advance despite the lack of an early warning system. One dead fisherman is