How safe are you?

Down to Earth - - EDITOR’S PAGE -

DownToEarth analy­ses the World Risk Re­port 2016 pub­lished by the United Na­tions Univer­sity. Ac­cord­ing to it, of the top 15 coun­tries at most risk from nat­u­ral dis­as­ters, eight are lo­cated in de­vel­op­ing is­land na­tions. Ja­pan is the only de­vel­oped coun­try with a dis­as­ter risk of more than 10 per cent. How­ever, its pre­pared­ness means its over­all risk is 17th glob­ally. Qatar has the low­est dis­as­ter risk world­wide. It has not ex­pe­ri­enced any dis­as­ter since 1990.

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