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Korea: ‘Learning, preparedness key to disaster risk reduction’ - Opinion

20 Jul 2014, Korea Herald

'What I realized was that you cannot have sustainable economic development unless you tackle the issues of natural disasters because disasters push back people and the economy, especially major natural disasters,' said Sanjaya Bhatia, head of the UNISDR office in Incheon...

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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Flood 1984 351,171
Flood 2001 295,000
Flood 1990 189,260
Flood 1987 154,000
Flood 1998 121,000
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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