Cluster system excludes local groups
Aid dumping in Indonesia Early warning averts deaths in Philippines
Thailand “learned its lessons” post-floods
JAKARTA, 6 December 2012 (IRIN) - Governments and aid groups in Southeast Asia, the most natural-disaster prone region in the world, say more coordination is needed to prepare for and respond to emergencies.
From 1975 to 2011, Asia had the world’s highest number of fatalities from natural disasters - 1.5 million. Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines are among the region’s most vulnerable countries.