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
12 Jul 2016, UNISDR AP
The Deputy Prime Minister of Tajikistan said his country was committed to a path of sustainable and resilient social and economic development, with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction at the heart of this driving ambition. Since 1997, Tajikistan has recorded 3,326 disasters, killing more than 1,100 people and causing widespread destruction and economic loss.
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Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
|Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database|
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