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Statement March 11, 2021

Statement by World Bank Group President David Malpass on the 10th Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

 “Today, the World Bank Group solemnly remembers the victims and families affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami disaster of 2011, and honors the continued recovery efforts by the people of Japan. We pay tribute to the people of Tohoku, and thank the Japanese government for sharing lessons and advocating for better disaster risk management and preparedness, especially for those most vulnerable to climate and natural disaster risks. As we work together to help developing countries build toward a more green, resilient, and inclusive recovery from COVID-19, the World Bank Group will continue to work with Japan and partners around the globe to support countries in building a culture of preparedness to help save lives and livelihoods.”