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In January 2009, the Center for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters highlighted a spike in the number of people killed in natural disasters: the 2008 death toll of 235,816 was more than three times the annual average of the previous eight years. Moreover, it noted that the biggest losses, from Cyclone Nargis and the Sichuan earthquakes, could have been substantially reduced had schools been built more disaster resilient. World- wide, approximately 1.2 billion students are enrolled in pri...
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