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Caritas funds will help those most vulnerable to disasters

13 Oct 2014, Caritas Australia

'Disasters can destroy lives, national economies and development programs alike, setting back years of progress. Disaster risk reduction is an attempt to prepare, mitigate and adapt to the impact of disasters, hopefully decreasing the socio-economic impacts faced by millions of people worldwide every year,' said Richard Forsythe, Caritas Australia’s Acting Manager of Humanitarian Emergencies...


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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Storm 1980 9,027,174
Storm 1980 6,624,710
Flood 2000 5,000,004
Storm 1989 4,635,762
Flood 1999 3,504,412
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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