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Brazil's São Paulo State recognized by UN for pioneering work in building urban resilience to disasters

3 Dec 2014, UNISDR AM

Margareta Wahlström, Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, said: “Brazil recognizes clearly that building urban resilience to disasters is vital for saving lives and avoiding disruption to basic services which all citizens depend on such as hospitals, schools, transport links, food security, water, energy and communications...


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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Drought 1983 20,000,000
Drought 1998 10,000,000
Flood 1988 3,020,734
Flood 1983 3,008,300
Flood 2008 1,500,015
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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