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 by UNISDR The Sasakawa winner Allan Lavall is pictured here on stage with the head of UNISDR, Margareta Wahlstrom, and Yohei Sasakawa,chairman, the Nippon Foundation

Model researcher wins 2015 Sasakawa Award

17 Mar 2015, UNISDR

Judged to have helped in ‘Shaping the Future’, the theme of the 2015 United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction, the jury said the work of this year’s winner, Allan Lavell, represents 'a model for all times.' Jeffrey Town Farmers’ Association, Jamaica and the Australian Business Roundtable received certificates of distinction...

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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Storm 1988 810,000
Flood 1991 551,340
Storm 2004 350,000
Flood 1986 40,000
Storm 2007 33,188
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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