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UNISDR

World threatened by dangerous and unacceptable levels of risk from disasters - UN

The 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction estimates that an investment of $6 billion annually in disaster risk management would result in avoided losses of $360 billion over the next 15 years.

HRW

Government fails to stop criminal groups’ abuses in Colombia - HRW

Paramilitary successor groups are abducting, “disappearing,” and dismembering residents of the mostly Afro-Colombian port of Buenaventura, Human Rights Watch said today.

AFP

Death toll in Tanzania flooding hits 50

Officials said an estimated 3,500 people in a poor farming area south of Lake Victoria and near the Serengeti game reserve had been affected by the flooding.

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IDMC

Guarded optimism that Burundi's long-term IDPs may achieve durable solutions

The elections in June 2015 could mark an important turning point in consolidating peace and democracy but also have potential to trigger fresh displacement.

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