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World heading for catastrophe over natural disasters

With cascading crises – where one event triggers another – set to rise, international disaster risk reduction efforts are woefully underfunded

April 24, 2016 — The world’s failure to prepare for natural disasters will have “inconceivably bad” consequences as climate change fuels a huge increase in catastrophic droughts and floods and the humanitarian crises that follow, the UN’s head of disaster planning has warned.

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