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USAID: Reducing disaster risk for all generations

13 Oct 2014, USAID, United States of America - gov

'We recognize that older people may be 'hidden' within disaster-affected populations and may face constraints in accessing humanitarian assistance, so we take extra steps to identify them during a disaster response, listen to their views and design targeted programs that meet their unique needs where necessary,' said a USAID Sr Humanitarian Advisor, highlighting programmes in Jamaica and Viet Nam...

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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Flood 2008 11,000,148
Storm 2004 5,000,000
Storm 1999 3,000,010
Storm 2008 2,100,000
Storm 1985 1,000,000
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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