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International Day for Disaster Reduction was started in 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly. The UN General Assembly sees International Day for Disaster Reduction as a way to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. That includes disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness. It was originally celebrated on the second Wednesday of October (Resolution 44/236, 22 December 1989), but after two decades the UN General Assembly formally designated 13 October as the annual date.

On this day, communities and people around the world celebrates the reduction of exposure to disasters and raise awareness on the importance of curbing the risks that they might face.

The Office of Disaster and Preparedness management is inviting you the public to be a part of this worldwide celebration by way the competition. Feel free to TELL YOUR SURVIVAL STORY and automatically have a chance to win one of many wonderful prizes. Be creative by way of a video or a short story and tell us how you or someone who inspires you to prepare has lived through a natural or man made disaster. But you must use or attach the #hashtag  #ODPMTTlive2tell and #IDDR2016.

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