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Building resilient communities: what had happened in the world for the past few years

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Over the same 10 year time frame, disasters have continued to exact a heavy toll and as a result, the well-being and safety of persons, communities and countries as a whole have been affected.

• Over 700 thousand people have lost their lives

• Over 1.4 million have been injured

• Approximately 23 million have been made homeless

• Total economic loss was more than $1.3 trillion.

(Sendai Framework, 2015)