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Australia

Judges announce Sasakawa Award short-list

3 Mar 2015, UNISDR

The nominees are Allan Lavell, a disaster risk researcher and consultant based in Costa Rica; the Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience and Safer Communities; and the Jeffrey Town Farmers’ Association of Jamaica. The winning Sasakawa Laureate will be announced on 17 March at one of the signature events of the upcoming Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, in Sendai, Japan...


National Platform

Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Drought 1992 7,000,000
Extreme temp. 1993 3,000,500
Storm 1994 2,500,104
Extreme temp. 1994 1,000,034
Extreme temp. 1995 500,100
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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