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photo of Bhaktapur, Nepal Earthquake Destruction, USAID,  (CC BY-NC 2.0), https://www.flickr.com/photos/usaid_images/17124554898

Sachs: Insuring for disaster - Opinion

4 May 2015, New York Times

'A global system of disaster insurance would of course not be perfect and would take time to implement, but could save many lives and livelihoods in the years ahead, and help vulnerable low-income countries like Haiti and Nepal chart a path to sustainable development,' writes Jeffrey Sachs in an op-ed in the New York Times...


General Facts
  • Population: 857 million (2005)
  • Density: 20 per sq km
  • Total Area: 42,322 sq km (X 1,000)
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
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