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Hard-hit herders move to reduce their disaster risk

8 Jan 2014, UNISDR AF

Herders whose livestock was devastated by a cyclone are taking steps to reduce their vulnerability and exposure to future disasters - some by finding areas that afford better protection from extreme weather events for themselves and their livestock. In a video interview, one herder told ICRC: 'After the floods we needed a clean place with more trees. The ground here is higher and harder. We chose higher ground for fear of more rain and floods.'..

Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Drought 2008 3,300,000
Drought 2010 1,400,000
Flood 1997 1,230,000
Drought 2000 1,200,000
Drought 1987 500,000
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
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