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31 Aug 2017 description

FEATURE

Nepal

AFFECTED AREAS

Central, eastern and western regions

CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT

Disaster

FIGURES

More than 391,000 new displacements between 11 and 20 August

Context

11 Apr 2017 description

When twenty- two-year-old Fatmata Sawyer was asked to identify potential hazards affecting her small village of under 300 residents, she took the microphone and boldly mentioned flash floods, thunderbolts, wildfires, teenage pregnancy and environmental degradation.

Fatmata is among 6 female participants in a three-day training workshop on Disaster Risk Management from M’bokie village, Sittia chiefdom- Bonthe District south of Sierra Leone. Sittia is predominantly a fishing community along the coastlines of Sierra Leone.

13 Jul 1999 description
report United Nations

Natural disasters claimed more than 50,000 lives and resulted in economic losses exceeding $90 billion during 1998; while wars in Africa, Asia and Europe displaced millions more. This horrifying toll will set the scene for the Economic and Social Council's debate, when it begins its segment on humanitarian affairs on 13 July.