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Chapter 5: Building Resilience
Abstract:
The Asia-Pacific region is paying a heavy price for manmade and natural disasters, which are negatively affecting the region’s human development. The average number of people exposed to yearly flooding in Asia has more than doubled between 1970 and 2010, while the population resident in cyclone-prone areas has grown from 71.8 million to 120.7 million. 17 In relative terms, the Pacific Island countries are the most affected, with average annualized losses estimated for Vanuatu and Tonga at 6.6% and 4.4% of GDP respectively. 18 In 2013, the number of deaths caused by natural disasters increased largely due to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and the floods in Uttarakhand, India. 19 In other countries, the number of deaths has shown a declining trend.
Publisher: UNDP Type / Script:
Bulletin or Poster  in  English
Keywords:
NATURAL DISASTERS, MAN MADE DISASTERS, HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, CLIMATE CHANGE, CONFLICT, FINANCIAL CRISIS, ECONOMIC CRISIS, PEACE BUILDING, EMPOWERMENT, CIVIL SOCIETY, COUNSELLING, DISASTER PREPAREDNESS, DISASTER RISK REDUCTION, EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS, DISASTER PREVENTION, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, CLIMATE CHANGE, RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES, RECONCILIATION, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, POVERTY, RECONSTRUCTION, EMERGENCY RELIEF, ACCOUNTABILITY, VIOLENCE, HUMAN RIGHTS
Thematic Group:
UNDP, (2015)
Thesaurus:
13.02.00 - Disaster Prevention, Preparedness And Relief
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