Asia: Floods the most frequent disaster in 2012

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Thu, 13/12/2012 - 12:32
Thu, 12/13/2012

Killer year caps deadly decade – reducing disaster impact is “critical” says top UN disaster official

Geneva – Some 373 natural disasters killed over 296,800 people in 2010, affecting nearly 208 million others and costing nearly US$110 billion, according to the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED).

The top two most lethal disasters -- the 12 January earthquake in Haiti, which killed over 222,500 people, as well as the Russian heat wave in summer, which caused about 56,000 fatalities made 2010 the deadliest years in at least two decades.


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Tue, 25/01/2011 - 18:28


Olivier Degomme. Faculty of Medicine. Research Institute Health and Society. Improving Effectiveness of Humanitarian Assistance: Data implications of using space based technologies.


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