October 15. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on the eve of reducing the risk of natural disasters announced an initiative in Asia to support people affected by frequent natural disasters. Now experts will prepare the community at risk to the proper confrontation disasters and teach them how to most effectively reduce the number of such unpleasant episodes.
Program budget of 17 million U.S. dollars. It will affect mainly the states of Asia and Oceania, where the most frequently occurring every possible disasters. IOM hopes for the active participation and support from related organizations and local government agencies in each of the Asian and Pacific countries.
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A variety of programs aimed at teaching people how to behave before, during and after earthquakes, floods, tsunamis and cyclones, will be covered by about 200,000 people. IOM hopes that this initiative will reduce the maximum number of "climate" of migrants in the world, because they can more effectively fight and survive in a dangerous climate events.
Every year in Asia and Oceania by natural disasters affecting up to 200 mn. people, the death toll is more than 70,000, property damage — about 35 billion U.S. dollars.