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Land Slide

Land slide is defined as "the movement of a mass of rock, debris, or earth down a slope." The term encompasses events such as rock falls, topples, slides, spreads, and flows, such as debris flows commonly referred to as mudflows or mudslides. Land slides can be initiated by rainfall, earthquakes, volcanic activity, changes in groundwater, disturbance and change of a slope by man-made construction activities, or any combination of these factors. source: USGS

Building back better with Sendai

3 Feb 2016, UNISDR AP

The Chair of International Recovery Platform (IRP) Steering Committee, Mr. Stefan Kohler said in his opening remarks: 'After a decade of functioning as an international source of knowledge on good recovery practice, IRP is revitalized with recognition in the Sendai Framework and is now a leading international mechanism for sharing of practical approaches and learning among countries'...


Human Exposure - Absolute exposure to landslide
  Countries  
People exposed per year
1 Indonesia 197,372
2 India 180,254
3 China 121,488
4 Philippines 110,704
5 Ethiopia 64,470
Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
Number of land-slide occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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