Friday, March 13, 2009

U.N. warns about natural disaster risks

Margareta Wahlstrom, U.N. assistant secretary-general for disaster risk reduction, recently said that governments should encourage "more wise behavior" among millions of people who live in areas vulnerable to earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and fires. Much like over-exposed banks, many countries have ignored big risks from natural hazards and must now take urgent steps to protect people from disasters. READ MORE

International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR)



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