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The Economics of Early Response and Disaster Resilience: Lessons from Kenya and…
The impacts of natural disasters and complex emergencies have been increasing over recent decades, putting the humanitarian system under considerable pressure. In 2010 natural disasters affected more than 217 million people, killed more than 297,000 people and caused $123.9 billion in economic damages. The costs of humanitarian crises are equally growing – not only do disasters and complex emergencies result in significant economic losses, but they also require mobilization of large amounts of humanitarian aid from the international community. Following the UN General Assembly in September 2011, the UK has agreed to develop a proposal on how resilience can be taken forward within the international system. Evidence on the cost-effectiveness of disaster resilience will be crucial in progressing this agenda.
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economic activities, conditions and employment. Examples: production, labour, revenue, commerce, industry, tourism and ecotourism, forestry, fisheries, commercial or subsistence hunting, exploration and exploitation of resources such as minerals, oil and gas
Ethiopia , Kenya
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