South Asia Most at Risk of Natural Disasters, While Sub-Saharan Africa Is Most Vulnerable: Report

30 Mar 2016 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BATH, United Kingdom

Countries in Asia are at highest risk from natural disasters such as floods, severe storms and earthquakes, but countries in Sub-Saharan Africa are most vulnerable to the effects of such disasters, according to a report released last week by Bath-based risk analysts Verisk Maplecroft.In its Natural Hazards Vulnerability Index report, the company assessed risks from 11 types of natural hazards, including tropical cyclones, floods, winter storms, earthquakes, wildfires and tsunamis in 20 new risk indices covering 198 countries.The populations of 10 countries -- India, China, Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Philippines, the United States, Japan, Nigeria, Brazil, and Pakistan -- were identified as facing the greatest exposure to natural hazards...

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