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Published: 1 Oct 2013

The geography of poverty, disasters and climate extremes in 2030

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This report examines the relationship between disasters and poverty. It concludes that, without concerted action, there could be up to 325 million extremely poor people living in the 49 countries most exposed to the full range of natural hazards and climate extremes in 2030. It maps out where the poorest people are likely to live and develops a range of scenarios to identify potential patterns of vulnerability to extreme weather and earthquakes who is going to be vulnerable and why. These scenarios consider how the threats may change, which countries face the greatest risk and what role can be played by disaster risk management (DRM).

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A. Shepherd; T. Mitchell; K. Lewis

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