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World Tsunami Awareness Day

On 24 December 2018 in Indonesia, residents search through rubble to salvage any possessions from their home that was damaged during the tsunami. They are also trying to find family members who have been missing since the tsunami struck.
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Natural hazards don’t always spell disaster: UN risk reduction chief

Tsunamis are rare, but when they strike, they are the deadliest and most costly of natural hazards. With half of the world’s population expected to live in coastal areas more prone to tsunamis by 2030, investing in early warning systems and resilient infrastructure, will be vital to saving lives and economies, said the top UN official on disaster risks on Tuesday.