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Pakistan

Women in Pakistan fare worse than all their neighbours in terms of resilience to climate change. Credit: Ali Mansoor/IPS

Pakistan: Women turn drought into a lesson on sustainability

17 Mar 2015, IPS

'Women often bear the brunt of natural disasters since they are responsible for the upkeep of the household and the wellbeing of their families,' reports IPS. According to David Line of the Economist Intelligence Unit, this makes it essential to 'realise the tremendous capacity for leadership women have in planning for and responding to disasters'...


National Platform

Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Flood 2010 18,102,327
Flood 2005 7,000,450
Flood 1992 6,655,450
Flood 1992 6,184,418
Earthquake* 2005 5,128,309
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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