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14 Mar 2013 description
The world has experienced three consecutive years where annual economic losses have exceeded $100 billion due to an enormous increase in exposure of industrial assets to extreme disaster events.
29 Nov 2012 description
Myanmar ranks first as the ‘most at risk’ country in Asia the Pacific according to the UN Risk Model. 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...
09 Jul 2012 description
DESTACADOS: PARAGUAY: Las autoridades estiman que aún hay 10,000 familias en necesidad alimentaria. CUBA: Un inusual brote de cólera en la provincia de Granma ha dejado tres muertos. PERÚ: Las autoridades han movilizado más de 92,000 frazadas a las zonas afectadas por las heladas.
25 Jun 2012 description
HIGHLIGHTS:  PERU: Cold Weather affects about 11,665 people in the Andean region.  MEXICO: Hurricane Carlotta affected more than 12,000 families in the state of Oaxaca  BOLIVIA: More than 720 confirmed cases of influenza AH1N1.
06 Jan 2012 description
DISASTER EVENTS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC IN 2011 Asia and the Pacific continues to live up to its reputation as the world’s most natural-disaster-prone region. The International Disaster Database, EM-DAT, reports 89 natural-disaster events in the region in 2011. In terms of the number of events,...
26 Jul 2011 description
report IRIN
YANGON, 26 July 2011 (IRIN) - Heavy rains pounding earthquake-struck Southern Shan State continue to hinder efforts to rebuild the homes of quake survivors, agencies say. Of the 837 households destroyed by the 6.8 magnitude earthquake in late March, 88 families in 24 severely affected villages are...
23 May 2011 description
report IRIN
YANGON, 23 May 2011 (IRIN) - The recent 6.8 quake that shook Myanmar's northeastern Shan State, killing 74 and affecting 18,000 [http://www.themimu.info/Earthquake/Shan_Earthquake/Reports/110330_OCHA_Sit_Rep_5_Myanmar_Earthquake.pdf], serves as a stark warning for this largely unprepared,...
16 May 2011 description
COUNTING THE COST OF DISASTERS IN ASIA PACIFIC The economic cost of natural disasters in the first quarter of 2011 in the Asia Pacific region is the highest on record. This is because three of the region’s most developed countries – Australia, New Zealand and Japan, all suffered significant...