UN: Improved disaster preparedness is reducing deaths

05/25/2011 | AlertNet

Fewer people are at risk of dying from natural disasters because governments, over the past 20 years, have become more capable of responding to, and preparing for, devastating storms, floods, landslides and earthquakes, according to a UN report released Monday. The deadly floods last year in Pakistan, for instance, killed an estimated 1,750 people, but might have killed between 15,000 and 20,000 some two decades ago.

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