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The UN Conference on disaster reduction in Kobe (18 - 22 January 2005) set aside 2 sessions that touched on the Tsunami aftermath and came up with a blueprint for a Tsunami early warning system and discussed how the many nations involved in its building and operation should co-ordinate and cooperate effectively to reduce time and cost.

The system is to be built for the Indian Ocean, which experiences earthquakes, though very much less frequently than other regions such as the Pacific. It called for assistance and aid from the more fortunate countries to help prevent such incidents and build a better tomorrow.


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