To respond or to prevent? The high cost of natural disasters in Georgia

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Filed under: Climate change Disaster response Environment Peace and security

This Saturday 13 October, the world marks the international day for disaster risk reduction. In Georgia, disasters, particularly floods and droughts, continue to cause ever greater human and physical damage and loss. Georgia spends millions of dollars on emergency response and short-term recovery, while disaster risks remain. Floods in 2007 in Georgia resulted in losses… Read more »

Earthquake risks in Central Asia

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Filed under: Disaster response

A recent policy brief on natural disaster risks in Central Asia has shed some light on earthquake risks in Central Asia. (See full report - Natural disaster risks in Central Asia: A synthesis) Central Asia is characterized by high seismic activity. Over the past sixty years many large earthquakes have caused large loss of life and significant… Read more »