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Malawi

Lack of cash ‘foiling African disaster risk reduction’

27 Feb 2014, SciDevNet

'Although the institutionalisation of disaster risk reduction has been high on the agenda of many African countries, there are still inadequate budgetary commitments for the integration of disaster risk reduction measures in typical government line functions and ministries,' Animesh Kumar, UNISDR Africa programme officer tells SciDev.Net. Kumar highlights some successes such as early warning and DRR curricula, while calling for improved action post-2015...


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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Drought 1992 7,000,000
Drought 2005 5,100,000
Drought 2002 2,829,435
Drought 1990 2,800,000
Drought 1987 1,429,267
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
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