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Thailand

UN ESCAP: Building resilience to disasters priority for Asia-Pacific

20 Feb 2015, ESCAP

'ESCAP research shows that disasters are already rolling back sustainable development gains. It is high time natural disasters are considered as a serious threat to development and poverty reduction in Asia and the Pacific,' said Ms. Shamika Sirimanne, Director, Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division…


National Platform

Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Drought 2008 10,000,000
Drought 2010 6,482,602
Drought 1999 6,000,000
Drought 2002 5,000,000
Flood 1996 5,000,000
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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