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
13 Jun 2016, TRF
The first national disaster cover policy, bought by the Sri Lankan government six weeks ago for 300 million rupees, is providing help to those flattened by flooding and a major landslide. The government made its first insurance claim, for nearly a million dollars, to provide meals and other immediate assistance to over 300,000 people hit by the disaster.
People exposed per year
Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
|Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database|
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