The ASEAN Day on Disaster Management 2013 (ADDM 2013), has been held in Bangkok, Thailand to raise public knowledge, especially among the handicapped, on correct information and procedures in dealing with natural disasters.

The Thai Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, in cooperation with the Thai Red Cross Society and a network of civil society organisations, organised the event on the occasion of the UN’s International Day on Disaster Reduction.

The Day is held annually throughout the ASEAN region, featuring exhibitions, discussions and disaster management demonstrations.

This year’s event targeted disabled people, who are at a higher risk of suffering disaster consequences.-VNA