Document Type : Letter to Editor

Authors

1 Department of Health in Disasters and Emergencies, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Sirjan School of Medical Sciences, Sirjan, Iran

Abstract

Disasters can occur at any time and place and affect the physical, psychological, and social aspects of human life in different ways. Iran is on the list of top 10 countries worldwide with numerous disasters; out of about 40 known natural and violent disasters in the world, about 30 disasters occur in Iran. In addition to its geographical, environmental, and natural resource benefits, this land could be involved in perilous issues that must be combated so that a good life could be fulfilled. Although the risk cannot be utterly eliminated, its level can be minimized.

Keywords

1. Hosseini KA, Izadkhah YO. From “Earthquake and safety” school drills to “safe school-resilient communities”: A continuous attempt for promoting community-based disaster risk management in Iran. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 2020;45:101512. ## 2. Boon HJ, Pagliano PJ. Disaster education in Australian schools. Australian Journal of Environmental Education. 2014;30(2):187-97. doi: 10.1017/aee.2015.8. ## 3. Nawangsari D, editor The preparedness of schools in dealing tsunami disaster threat in pacitan coastal bay, pacitan regency. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science; 2021: IOP Publishing. doi: 10.1088/1755-1315/683/1/012073. ## 4. Efthymis L. Disaster Data Centre—an innovative educational tool for disaster reduction through education in schools. Journal of Power and Energy Engineering. 2014;2. Doi: 10.4236/jpee.2014.29006. ## 5. Mutch C. The role of schools in helping communities copes with earthquake disasters: the case of the 2010–2011 New Zealand earthquakes. Environmental Hazards. 2018;17(4):331-51. doi: 10.1080/17477891. ## 6. Oktari RS, Shiwaku K, Munadi K, Shaw R. Enhancing community resilience towards disaster: The contributing factors of school-community collaborative network in the tsunami affected area in Aceh. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 2018;29:3-12. doi: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.07.009. ## 7. Sakurai A, Bisri M, Oda T, Oktari R, Murayama Y, Nizammudin, et al. Exploring minimum essentials for sustainable school disaster preparedness: A case of elementary schools in Banda Aceh City, Indonesia. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 2018;29:73-83. doi: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.08.005. ## 8. Widana IDKK, Asmaniati F, Djati SP, Ingkadijaya R. Analysis of Disaster Safe School Level in West Coast of Pandeglang Regency, Indonesia. Technium Social Sciences Journal. 2021;20(1):961-969. doi: 10.47577/tssj.v20i1.3510. ## 9. Torani S, Majd PM, Maroufi SS, Dowlati M, Sheikhi RA. The importance of education on disasters and emergencies: A review article. J Educ Health Promot. 2019;8:85. doi: 10.4103/jehp.jehp_262_18. PubMed PMID: 31143802; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6512217. ##