Distribution of People Affected by Natural Disasters, by Country and Type of Phenomena in Asia (1975-2001)
Back cover of Tropical Coasts journal 2007. The last two decades has seen a significant increase in the number of disasters and in their severity, globally. These disaster events, in turn, have resulted in increased fatalities and economic losses. The East Asia region experiences a number of natural hazards such as floods, high winds, storms and tidal waves, which have likewise increased in frequency and severity in recent years. This phenomenon particularly affects the coastal areas of the region. With the increase in population and the migration of people to coastal cities, East Asia is now considered as one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world.
01 Jan 2016