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Asia-Pacific is the world’s most vulnerable region with respect to natural disasters

The Pacific’s small island developing states (SIDS) in particular are vulnerable to environmental natural hazards, such as tropical cyclones, typhoons and earthquakes turning into disasters. Climate change will further exacerbate the vulnerability of SIDS with anticipated sea-level rise and the risk of storm surge and beach erosion. One tropical cyclone can negate years of development efforts.

Last update:07 Oct 2014