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Mapping Disaster Risk in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP)

A few days away from the third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, 14-18 March 2015, Sendai, Japan, the ACP Group launched a Compendium of Risk Knowledge with the support of the European Union.

The study shows that nearly one million lives have been lost to 2560 natural events in ACP countries since 1980. Every five days, an ACP country confronts a major hazard that could become the next deadly disaster, destroying years of development. Both the number of hazards and the economic damage caused by disasters has been rising regularly due to the effect of climate change and the increase in exposed assets.

This publication aims to provide a snapshot to policy and decision-makers of the various risks faced across ACP countries but also valuable on-going efforts to reduce them. 

More information:

•See the Press release and the full study 

•Find out more on the European Commission's Campaign on the Sendai Conference

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Pedro Oliveira
6 March 2015

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