DISASTER-PRONE REGION (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 - Env & Eco)

News-CRUX-10     31st July 2023        

Context: Asia is the world’s most disaster-prone region and more than 50 million people were directly affected due to 81 weather-, climate- and water-related disasters in Asia during 2022, according to a new report released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

  • The number of reported disaster events in the region decreased in comparison to 2021, when Asia was affected by more than 100 natural hazards.
  • The economic cost of the damage due to these events has been more than $?36?billion.
  • Asia, the continent with the largest land mass extending to the Arctic, is warming faster than the global average. 
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