13 Oct 2015, USAID, United States of America - gov
El Niño is a naturally occurring global phenomenon in which the tropical Pacific Ocean warms up more than usual. Even without El Niño, disasters take a heavy toll. In 2014 alone, natural disasters took the lives of more than 18,000 people, affected nearly 107 million others, and caused $97 billion in economic damages. But we are not resigned to let Mother Nature take its course. On the International Day for Disaster Reduction, we focus on how USAID is working with partners and communities to prepare for the shocks of extreme weather and other natural hazards...
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