Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015
Making development sustainable: The future of disaster risk management

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(Source: UNISDR with data from national loss databases.)
Figure 4.6 Proportion of injured and displaced people reported in extensive disasters (65 countries, 2 states)
(Source: UNISDR with data from national loss databases.)
Figure 4.7 Percentage of damage and loss from extensive and intensive disaster events (65 countries, 2 states)
and losses since 1990 have been associated with extensive disasters in those countries with consistent data sets (Figure 4.7).
This makes extensive risk a central concern for the low-income households and small businesses that depend on public infrastructure and for the local governments that provide it. These
reported losses all show statistically significant upward trends from 1990 onward (Figure 4.8). In part, these trends reflect improved reporting in some countries. However, upon closer analysis, this bias has only a low to moderate influence on the overall trends.6
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