The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report (APDR) 2012 found that, from 1970 to 2010, the average number of people at risk from yearly flooding in Asia-Pacific more than doubled from 29.5 million to 63.8 million, and the number living in cyclone-prone areas has grown from 71.8 million to 120.7 million. According to the UN report, 185 million people are exposed to annual flooding and storms
The Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management 2011 offered an opportunity to share experiences and knowledge in relation to initiatives that are being implemented by Pacific island countries and territories to strengthen
This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
Spider Thematic Partnership for the Pacific Region - During the upcoming Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management 2011 meeting which will be held in Auckland, New Zealand from 1 - 5 August 2011 UN-SPIDER will be organising a side meeting bringing together all those interested in coordinating further the access and use of and technologies to support disaster risk management in the Pacific region.