NEAT Working Group on
Regional Cooperation on Disaster Management in East Asia
- Resilient Nations and Communities Against Super Disasters 1
27 July 2012
In the past three decades, catastrophic and fatal disasters have been increasing. Most of them took place in Asia, e.g. China 2008, Indonesia 2004, Myanmar 2008, Bangladesh 1991, Pakistan 2005, Iran 1990 and 2003. Most of them were induced by earthquakes.
On March 11, 2011, a super earthquake of magnitude 9.0 also struck off the coast of Eastern Japan. The earthquake and the tsunami that followed it devastated Eastern Japan, leaving a total of 19,000 people dead or missing, and a total of 250,000 houses were lost or severely damaged.
Asia, particularly East Asia, is an eminent disaster-prone area and is continuing to suffer damage and losses due to super disasters. People’s survival, dignity, livelihood, and profits from local development have been gravely affected and are facing serious consequences.
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