Where regular tsunami response solutions do not apply

A nation of islands barely above sea level, the Maldives is a special case for tsunami preparedness and response.

Everything I have heard about surviving a tsunami, has been simple and to the point.

Ahmed Mohamed Shihab works with the Resilience and Climate Change unit at UNDP Maldives. His work is informed by his experience during the 2004 tsunami in his country.
Children as agents of change: When we teach children to recognize and respond to disasters, they in turn educate their families and communities.
With focused sessions, community spectators and students as agents of change, the tsunami drills reached beyond the schools to the wider community.
Though small, children can have a huge impact on their families and communities.
Photo: Masrah Naseem/UNDP Maldives

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