The Human Cost of Disasters 2000-2019
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14th Oct, 2020
- Released by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.
- Key findings:Climate change is largely to blame for a near doubling of natural disasters in the past 20 years.
- 7,348 major disaster events had occurred between 2000 and 2019, affecting 4.2 billion people and costing the global economy some $2.97 trillion.
- UNISDR: The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction(UNISDR), created in December 1999, is the successor to the secretariat of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction.
- It was established to ensure the implementation of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.
- UNISDR supports the implementation, follow-up and review of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction adopted by the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction on 18 March 2015 in Sendai, Japan.
- UNISDR’s vision is anchored on the four priorities for action set out in the Sendai Framework:a. Understanding disaster risk.
- Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk.
- Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience.
- Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction.