Myanmar: A country prone to a range of natural disasters
Myanmar ranks first on OCHA’s list of most at-risk Asia-Pacific countries in 2012.
The country is vulnerable to a wide range of hazards, including floods, cyclones, earthquakes, landslides and tsunamis. The likelihood for medium to large-scale natural disasters to occur every couple of years is high, according to historical data.
Whilst these events represented severe losses for the population, hindrances to development interventions, they did also result in increased collaboration between the Government, the international community and local organizations, as well as greater preparedness and response interventions.
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