Myanmar: Natural Disasters 2002 - 2012


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 couple of years is high, according to historical data.

Whilst these disasters have caused severe losses to the affected communities and delayed important development work, they have resulted in increased operation between the Government, the international community and local organizations.


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