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Operational Plan for Integrated Disaster Risk Managment 2014-2020
Strategy 2020 identifies disaster and emergency assistance as one of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) areas of operations, reflecting the considerable challenges that natural hazards pose to development in Asia and the Pacific. The region is subject to all major types of natural hazard and dominates disaster impact rankings, including with regard to loss of life. Direct physical losses are increasing more rapidly than regional gross domestic product as both exposure and vulnerability to natural hazards continue to grow. The intensity and, in some areas, frequency of climatic extreme events is expected to increase with climate change, potentially exacerbating this trend in future years. Disaster risk now presents one of the most serious threats to inclusive sustainable socioeconomic development in Asia and the Pacific and has a particularly detrimental impact on the poorest members of society. Poverty and vulnerability to natural hazards are closely linked and mutually reinforcing. Disasters are a source of hardship and distress, potentially forcing the near-poor temporarily below the poverty line and contributing to more persistent, chronic poverty. The poor, in turn, are among the most vulnerable to natural hazards.
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information pertaining to earth sciences. Examples: geophysical features and processes, geology, minerals, sciences dealing with the composition, structure and origin of the earth s rocks, risks of earthquakes, volcanic activity, landslides, gravity information, soils, permafrost, hydrogeology, erosion
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