03 Oct 2017
Andrys Erawan, Technical Officer, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, UNDP Indonesia.
Last month, UNDP Indonesia conducted three tsunami evacuation drills, with more than 1300 school children participating the activities. I was astonished to learn that many students were genuinely scared of a drill. The realness of the situation, loud sirens, climbing up a flight of stairs under scorching sun was an intense experience for the students. Some of them were crying, some fainted and needed medical care. Luckily, there were no injuries during the drills, but we learnt several lessons. …