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Timor-Leste

 by Kyle Knight/IRIN

Boosting farm-level disaster resilience in Timor-Leste

8 Aug 2014, IRIN

Building resilience to natural disasters in Timor-Leste, where most people are subsistence farmers, means improving the transport infrastructure and tweaking local farming practices, for example by encouraging crop diversification and building terraces. Such efforts, however, also require effective and transparent political leadership, experts and officials say...


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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Storm 2006 8,730
Flood 2001 2,508
Flood 2007 947
Flood 2003 600
Flood 2003 450
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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