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[Kumamoto : support for foreign residents]

On June 11th, we held the first meeting of the “Community Disaster Leadership Training” , tailored at foreign residents in Kumamoto.

The participants, who come from countries such as Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, learned how to plan and implement evacuation facility from Disaster Risk Reduction specialist, Dr. Tsuguyuki Ichii.

“Thinking about the layout of the evacuation facility and considering the different needs of the evacuees has opened a new perspective for me”, said one of the participants.

“I wish it would have been a longer workshop!” said another.

The next training will be held in July and will tackle the mental-care aspect of disasters.

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