Disasters produced by natural hazards strike societies at the heart and affect millions of people every year worldwide. These past months have been particularly destructive, when all have seen the extent of the threat and of our own vulnerability. Cyclones in the Caribbean and the USA have far exceeded in intensity the typical seasonal levels, and the population of Mexico has been severely hit by earthquakes, to name but a few examples. Human activities are linked to this escalation.
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English version International Day for Disaster Reduction
Portuguese version Dia Internacional para a Redução dos Desastres Naturais
Spanish version Dia Internacional para la Reducción de los Desastres