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Dominican Republic

Yokohama and Hyogo: A springboard for Caribbean action in disaster risk reduction

18 Dec 2014, ACS

Despite the uncertainties which surround the large international consultative processes, and the political difficulties in achieving some of the targets, the Caribbean region is well poised on the eve of 2015 to make significant strides towards reducing its vulnerability to natural hazards and enhancing its sustainable development goals...

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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Flood 1988 1,191,150
Storm 1998 975,595
Flood 1981 150,000
Storm 2007 79,728
Flood 2003 65,003
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
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