Blog posts on "disaster preparedness"

South Asia again confronts displacement by Mother Nature’s wrath

Thankfully, the eventual impact of Cyclone Mahasen on South Asia was softer than feared before it struck land this past week. However, the storm still left dozens dead and caused the precautionary evacuation or subsequent displacement of one million persons living in coastal areas around the Bay of Bengal.  

Bart Édes

Natural disasters in Asia and the Pacific. <a href="http://blogs.adb.org/sites/default/files/blog-natural-disasters-asia-pacific.jpg">View infographic in full.</a>

Upping the game on disaster preparedness

The human and economic toll from natural disasters since global leaders met at the first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 has been staggering. The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction estimates that natural disasters caused 1.3 million deaths and $2 trillion in economic damage worldwide since then.

Vinod Thomas