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31 Mar 2012 description
HIGHLIGHTS Whirlwinds occurred more frequently than any other natural hazard, affecting some 19,400 people. Floods remained the most devastating disaster, impacting nearly 30,000 people. The Humanitarian Response Fund approved two new projects responding to whirlwind-affected households.
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,...