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Disaster Conference Meets Against Backdrop of Vanuatu Cyclone Destruction

How should the world protect itself from natural disasters and climate change - and who should pay for it? Those questions are being debated at the U.N.’s 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 participants of the urgency of a deal. Henry Ridgwell reports from Sendai for VOA.

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