October 28, a stamp dedicated to disaster risk reduction is to be released into circulation


December 21, 2009 the UN General Assembly decided to designate October 13 as the date of the International Day for Disaster Reduction, in the resolution 64/200. The purpose of this Day is to raise awareness about what steps people take to reduce the risk of disasters.

In many parts of the world such natural hazards as earthquakes, floods, landslides, drought, fires, etc., entail a significant loss of life and destruction of economic and social infrastructure, a negative impact on the ecosystem.

Currently, there are tremendous opportunities to reduce risks at the expense of measures for disaster prevention and mitigation. Many of them are based on modern technology of forecasting and involve the development of early warning systems and alert.

Alerting and informing the population about occurrence or threat of any danger is one of the main components of the control system and protection in emergency situations.

The stamp depicts mobile alert systems: car, boat, and a megaphone.

Design: A. Drobyshev
Denomination: 19 RUB
Size of souvenir sheet: 35,5 × 28 mm; size of sheet: 99 × 152 mm
Form of issue: sheet of 8 (2 × 4) stamps
Circulation: 384 thousand stamps (32 thousand sheets).

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