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UN: Rising Natural-Disaster Costs Leave All at Risk

A United Nations regional economic commission says the Asia-Pacific region faces rising human and economic costs from natural disasters in the coming decades, unless regional governments take steps to invest in disaster mitigation. The human and economic toll from natural disasters affecting the Asia-Pacific is rising, with rapid economic growth, rising populations and urbanization leaving all societies at risk. The Asia-Pacific is the most prone to natural calamities in the world,...

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