Disaster risks can increase or decrease over time according to a country’s ability to reduce its vulnerability and strengthen response capacities. In recent decades, countries in the Asia-Pacific region have strengthened their capacities to reduce mortality risks associated with major weather-related hazards such as floods.
Flooding can happen anywhere, however certain areas are especially prone to serious flooding. This map shows a subset of the global estimated risk index for flood hazard. The unit is estimated risk index from 1 (low) to 5 (extreme).
This product was designed by UNEP/GRID Europe for the Global Assessment Report on Risk Reduction (GAR). It was modeled using global data.
Credit: GIS processing UNEP/GRID Europe. http://preview.grid.unep.ch
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