Identification

Title
Guidance on Safe School Construction
Abstract

In January 2009, the Center for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters highlighted a spike in the number of people killed in natural disasters: the 2008 death toll of 235,816 was more than three times the annual average of the previous eight years. Moreover, it noted that the biggest losses, from Cyclone Nargis and the Sichuan earthquakes, could have been substantially reduced had schools been built more disaster resilient. World- wide, approximately 1.2 billion students are enrolled in primary and secondary school; of these, 875 million school children live in high seismic risk zones and hundreds of millions more face regular flood, landslide, extreme wind and fire hazards. Although these children spend up to 50 percent of their waking hours in school facilities, all too often schools are not constructed or maintained to be disaster resilient. The death of children and adults in these schools causes irreplaceable loss to families, communities and countries and life- long injury t...

License
Public Domain (PD)
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Publication Date
June 19, 2009, 5 p.m.
Category
Society
characteristics of society and cultures. Examples: settlements, anthropology, archaeology, education, traditional beliefs, manners and customs, demographic data, recreational areas and activities, social impact assessments, crime and justice, census information
Regions
Global
Approved
No
Published
Yes
Featured
No
Owner

Name
Andy (andy)
email
Position
Organization
Location
Voice
Fax
Information

Identification Image
Spatial Extent
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Projection System
EPSG:4326
Extension x0
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Extension x1
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Extension y0
-90.000000000000000
Extension y1
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Features

Maintenance Frequency
There Are No Plans To Update The Data
Language
English
Supplemental Information

river_flood, tsunami, strong_wind, volcanic_ash, landslide, earthquake

Contact Points

Name
Stu Fraser (stu)
email
sfraser@worldbank.org
Position
Senior Disaster RIsk Management Specialist
Organization
World Bank
Location
Voice
Fax

References

Link Online
/documents/350
Metadata Page
/documents/350/metadata_detail
Online Link
/documents/350/download

Metadata Author

Name
Andy (andy)
email
Position
Organization
Location
Voice
Fax