New plan needed to face next decade of natural hazards

Landslide in north-eastern Afghanistan. Photo: UNAMA (file)

The global community needs a plan on how it will build resilience against natural hazards, according to the director of Kenya's National Disaster Operation Centre.

Nathan Kigotho, who is in Sendai, Japan for the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, says Kenya is mostly affected by drought.

In 2005, a 10-year plan called the Hyogo Framework for Action was adopted to help protect the world from natural disasters.

A new plan is now needed to replace it.

Nan Zheng began by asking Mr Kigotho what he hopes the outcome of the conference will be.

Duration: 2'06"

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