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 by UNISDR The Sasakawa winner Allan Lavall is pictured here on stage with the head of UNISDR, Margareta Wahlstrom, and Yohei Sasakawa,chairman, the Nippon Foundation

Model researcher wins 2015 Sasakawa Award

17 Mar 2015, UNISDR

Judged to have helped in ‘Shaping the Future’, the theme of the 2015 United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction, the jury said the work of this year’s winner, Allan Lavell, represents 'a model for all times.' Jeffrey Town Farmers’ Association, Jamaica and the Australian Business Roundtable received certificates of distinction...

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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Flood 2007 340,000
Storm 1998 250,000
Flood 2007 30,000
Storm 2000 19,504
Storm 1996 12,000
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
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