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Disasters in Asia and the Pacific: 2014 year in review

Source(s):  United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

This study developed by the Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division of ESCAP, provides an overview of natural disasters in the Asia-Pacific region and its impacts. Although there were no major disasters in 2014, over half of the world’s natural disasters occurred in the region. Hydro-meteorological hazards were the most frequent, causing most fatalities and economic losses. The study considers lessons which show that building resilience to disasters remains a key priority and areas in need of urgent attention, namely strengthening existing regional cooperative mechanisms for cyclone/typhoon early warning, establishing regional cooperative mechanisms for transboundary floods and landslides, utilizing innovative technologies for disaster assessment and addressing slow-onset disasters.

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  • Disasters in Asia and the Pacific: 2014 year in review
  • Publication date 2015
  • Number of pages 15 p.

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