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WCDRR, Japan, 14–18 March 2015: Launch of the first Disaster Risk and Age Index

11 Mar 2015, HAI

This week, HelpAge International is launching the first Disaster Risk and Age Index, ranking 190 countries across the world on the disaster risk faced by older people, at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai. Overall, those in Somalia, Central African Republic and Afghanistan face the highest risk, due in part to ongoing conflict coupled with the lack of service provision for older men and women...

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
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.
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