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The vital role of protected areas in climate disaster risk reduction

17 Nov 2014, UCS

The next step, as IUCN’s Radhika Murti, one of the co-authors of the Safe Havens report said here this week, is to 'get climate people talking with disaster people… Communities don’t differentiate between disasters and climate impacts. But pre-disaster conditions determine disaster impacts'...


National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Ministry of Disaster Management
  • Website:http://www.disastermin.gov.lk
  • Contact:Secretary
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  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Ministry of Disaster Management
  • Website:http://www.disastermin.gov.lk
  • Contact:Permanent Secretary to the Ministry
  • Phone:+94 112 588506 +94 777 811 805
Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Drought 1987 2,200,000
Drought 1982 2,000,000
Flood 1983 1,250,000
Earthquake* 2004 1,019,306
Drought 2001 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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