Natural disasters

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In the past 20 years, 4.4 billion people – nearly two-thirds of

In the past 20 years, 4.4 billion people – nearly two-thirds of
the world’s population – have been caught up in natural disasters.
Causing $2 trillion in damage, the equivalent of the world’s annual aid budget twenty-five times over.
It’s far cheaper to prepare well for disasters than to try to pick up the pieces afterwards. More importantly, it can save a lot of lives.

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Recent news
Oct. 8, 2021 Friday. A powerful magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook the

Recent news Oct. 8, 2021 Friday. A powerful magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook
Tokyo area on Thursday night, injuring more than 30 people, damaging underground water pipes and halting trains and subways.
Sept. 12, 2021, Peshawar. At least 14 people were killed and another three injured when lightning struck two houses in north-west Pakistan, officials said on Sunday

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It was in October 1998 when one of the strongest hurricanes reached

It was in October 1998 when one of the strongest hurricanes reached
Honduras, causing landslides and deadly floods along the way.
Approximately 11,000 people dead (and thousands more injured). The storm also caused more than $5 billion dollars in damage.

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….Distributions

….Distributions

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Are Catastrophe losses becoming more catastrophic?

Are Catastrophe losses becoming more catastrophic?

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Why do people choose to live in Hazardous areas?

More people and assets

Why do people choose to live in Hazardous areas? More people and
are being placed in harm’s way.

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Disaster risk

Over the past 30 years, the world’s population has grown by 87

Disaster risk Over the past 30 years, the world’s population has grown
per cent.
The proportion of the population living in flood‐prone river basins increased by 114 percent and on cyclone‐exposed coastlines by 192 per cent.
More than half of the world's large cities, with populations ranging from 2 to 15 million, are currently located in areas of high risk of seismic activity.

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Effective Prevention

The best way of dealing with natural disasters is often before

Effective Prevention The best way of dealing with natural disasters is often
they occur: early warning systems, advance planning, encouraging natural protections like minimizing deforestation or protecting wetlands, building codes, flood control, and more.

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The Sabiha Gökçen International Airport terminal in Istanbul opened on Halloween 2009 and is

The Sabiha Gökçen International Airport terminal in Istanbul opened on Halloween 2009
the largest "seismically-isolated" building in the world.
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