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23 Dec 2013 description
Heavy winds swept across central and northern Bhutan on 15 December leaving a trail of damages in 11 districts including 900 resident homes. No fatalities were reported.
22 Nov 2013 description
Records were set in 2012 for the lowest number of new reported casualties, largest amount of landmine-contaminated land cleared, and highest level of global funding for mine action.
10 Nov 2013 description
A new UNU study reveals how climatic stressors affect communities, what measures households take to prevent damages, and what the consequences are when they are unable to adjust.
02 Aug 2013 description
Every year, about 1,000 people are killed by landslides and floods during the monsoon season. There are also potential threats of earthquakes, glacial lake outbursts, avalanches as well as cold and heat waves.
17 May 2013 description
Nearly 80,000 refugees have already started their new lives in eight different countries – an important step towards resolving one of the most protracted refugee situations in Asia.
18 Mar 2013 description
report World Bank, GFDRR
Resulting damages have accumulated to over US$25 billion in the past five years alone. To promote engagement in disaster and climate risk management practices, a new report analyses the elements that are driving increases in disaster risk and provides disaster risk management profiles for the countries in the region.