Here are some downloads to use from now until October 13th to show your support!
13 Things for October 13
- The majority of children surveyed in 21 of the world's most disaster-prone countries feel completely cut off from any information regarding disasters.
- Since 1989, 63,667 schools were damaged or destroyed in just 19 countries, including 46% in frequently occurring, low-severity extensive disasters.
- New York City is investing $5.3 billion in green infrastructure on roofs, streets and sidewalks to reduce flooding and improve water quality.
- Latest data shows that only 15% of low income countries report success in using land-use planning and urban development to reduce risk.
- There are now 38 National Disaster Loss Data Bases which allow these governments to understand risk and invest wisely in public infrastructure.
- In 1746, nearly all 6,000 inhabitants of Callao, Peru, died in a tsunami. Today, 800,000 people live in Callao and Peru evaluates disaster risk in all public investment projects.
- 73,000 kms of roads - almost twice the circumference of the earth - have been damaged or destroyed since 1989 in just 19 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
- The volcanic ash cloud which affected Europe in 2010 resulted in GDP $4.7 billion in lost GDP globally.
- Per capita water use in the tourism industry is often 3-10 times greater than local demand.
- A total of 385 reported natural disasters in 2010 killed more than 297,000 people, affected over 217 million others and caused $123.9 billion of damage.
- Two mega disasters, the earthquake in Haiti (222,570 deaths) and extreme floods, temperatures and wildfires in Russia (55,800 deaths) made 2010 the deadliest years in at least two decades.
- More than half of the world's largest cities with populations ranging from two to 15 million are located in areas of high seismic risk.
- Since 1980, risk of economic loss due to floods has increased by over 160%, and to tropical cyclones by 265%, in OECD countries.
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