14 Jun 2013, IRIN
West African and Sahel countries are are expected to be the area with the highest risk of above average number of extreme precipitating events that may lead to flash floods. According to the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, direct losses from disasters have been underestimated by at least 50 percent. The cost to the global economy is in the region of US$2.5 trillion since the start of this century...
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