The Power of Community to Reduce Risk From Disasters

Jakarta Globe    |    Thursday, 17 July 2014

Indonesia's unique geographic character, environmental degradation, and climate change have increased the community's vulnerability to natural and human-made disasters.

The UN Global Assessment Report on Risk Reduction, which was released in 2013 by the UN's office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), mentions that direct losses from global natural disasters are at least 50 percent higher than reported figures.

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