News

  • Do more with your content!Discover PreventionWeb Services
  • UN says natural disasters cost $2.5 tn since 2000
    https://www.preventionweb.net/go/33027

    Email sent!

    An email has been sent to the email addresses provided, with a link to this content.

    Thank you for sharing!

    OK

UN says natural disasters cost $2.5 tn since 2000

Source(s):  Agence France Presse (AFP)

The cost of natural disasters has risen higher than expected: $2.5 trillion in the past 13 years, a UN International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction report said Wednesday, urging companies to face up to the risks, reports AFP.

"If you add in all the nationally-reported disasters, which don't get into the international media and the international databases, our impression is that losses are about 50 percent higher than is currently being reported, and losses are going up rapidly," Andrew Maskrey, author of the UNISDR's latest Global Assessment Report said.



Add this content to your collection!

Enter an existing tag to add this content to one or more of your current collections. To start a new collection, enter a new tag below.

See My collections to name and share your collection
Back to search results to find more content to tag

Log in to add your tags
  • Publication date 15 May 2013

Please note:Content is displayed as last posted by a PreventionWeb community member or editor. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of UNDRR PreventionWeb, or its sponsors. See our terms of use