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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,...
11 Aug 2011 description
Key Points • The seasonal southwest monsoon aggravated by consecutive tropical cyclones brought heavy rains over Mindanao and other parts of the Philippines causing floods, flashfloods and landslides. • The widespread flooding in Central Mindanao has affected 860,000 people. 455,000 home-based...