NATURAL DISASTERS IN 2012
After an intense year of natural disasters in 2011, countries in the Asia-Pacific region welcomed a reduction in the number of events in 2012. OCHA and the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters recorded 93 natural disaster events in 2012, in which over 3,200 people were killed and more than 75 million people were affected. China and the Philippines experienced the most disasters in 2012.
6729th Meeting (AM & PM)
Ahead of Open Debate, Secretary-General Warns New Window of Opportunity ‘Narrow’;
His Representative Agrees ‘We Do Not Have Luxury of Time’, Urgent Action Required