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HFA ‘central’ to Mexico’s risk management

30 Jul 2014, UNISDR AM

'We realized that we had to be prepared. We face floods, cold fronts, droughts, 31 active volcanoes and we are sitting on five tectonic plates. Our country is vulnerable to natural disasters and that is apart from those that are man-made. We had to be able to monitor the situation to provide early warnings and ensure that people know how to react in the face of emergencies'...


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
*: reported

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