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World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim's statement on the Third Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

March 11, 2014

TOKYO, March 11, 2014  The following is a statement by the World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim:

"On the occasion of the third anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, the World Bank Group especially remembers the victims and families of the disaster, as well as the people of Japan involved in rebuilding communities and reviving livelihoods."

"The lessons from the experience in Tohoku motivate and energize us to maintain our focus on strengthening resilience to natural disasters in Japan and other prone areas."

"Together, with the people of Japan, we are inspired to continuously contribute to disaster risk management and mitigation program in support of global communities."