UN calls to prepare for an increase in natural disasters

Japan, Fukushima, April 2011

November 27, 2011
.Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction Margareta Wahlström said that the government should be more carefully planned actions in the light of increased threat of natural disasters, especially in relation to climate change.

In South-East Asia from continuing since June floods affected nearly 20 million people. Killed more than 1,000 people. Only in Thailand from the strongest in 50 years floods affected some 13 million people.

"This year the scale of the disaster and their economic and humanitarian consequences of extremely high. Therefore, governments, companies and organizations like ours, you need to plan the actions that can be taken in such cases, to invest sufficient resources and inform the public, "- says Wallström.

She also said that governments need to develop a more thought-out strategy for emergencies, reports voanews.com

Source: finalnews.ru

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