The impacts of disasters since the 1992 Earth Summit

Over the last twenty years, it is conservatively estimated that disasters have killed 1.3 million people, affected 4.4 billion and resulted in economic losses of $2 trillion. These are staggering numbers when you consider what it means in terms of missed opportunities, shattered lives, lost housing, schools and health facilities destroyed, cultural losses and roads washed away.

 

Read more and download the PDF here: www.unisdr.org/archive/27162

 

Also check out our Rio+20 and DRR webpage - www.unisdr.org/2012/rioplus20/

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Taken on June 13, 2012