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 By UNISDR

Turkey leads on earthquake-safety

8 Jan 2015, UNISDR

The Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Ms. Margareta Wahlström, said: “The creation of AFAD five years ago was a bold, visionary move. It recognized the simple truth that the policies required for effective prevention need strong institutions to ensure their implementation...


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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Earthquake* 1998 1,589,600
Earthquake* 1999 1,358,953
Flood 1998 1,240,047
Earthquake* 1983 834,137
Earthquake* 1984 375,038
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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