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Monday, May 25, 2009

Disaster Risk Reduction Report

The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat has launched a new report on reducing disaster risk in a development context:

"The Report reviews and analyzes disaster frequency, geography and impacts as well as recommends priorities for reducing risks. Its central message is that disaster risk and poverty are strongly linked and are in turn intertwined with the unquestionable reality of global climate change. The Report also shows that the risk of both mortality and economic loss in disasters is highly concentrated in a very small portion of the Earth’s surface. For example, 75% of global flood mortality risk is concentrated in three populous countries: India, China and Bangladesh."

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