U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)
Disasters including earthquakes, typhoons,
floods, landslides, volcanoes, droughts, tsunamis, and wildfires affect
populations throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Worsening socio-economic
conditions of some populations are increasing the region's vulnerability.
Demographic changes, urbanization, and environmental degradation have reduced