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World: UN says reducing economic losses from disasters has the power to transform lives

Source: UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Country: World
GENEVA, 23 July 2018 – The soaring rise in economic losses from extreme weather events fueled by climate change will be the focus of this year’s International Day for Disaster Reduction on October 13. The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami Mizutori, said today: “Economic losses from disasters in low and middle-income countries are undermining efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and

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