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Disaster Conference Meets Against Backdrop of Vanuatu Cyclone Destruction

How the world should protect itself from natural disasters and climate change and who should pay for it are being debated at the United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, which was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011. As delegates try to agree on a new framework, the aftermath of Cyclone Pam in the South Pacific is reminding them of the urgency of a deal. Four years after the huge tsunami struck northern Japan, the hunt for bodies goes on....

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