Emergency and humanitarian action

Vulnerability on the rise

Compared to 1992-2001, the past decade has seen disaster deaths rise by 39% and and the number of people affected by disaster rise by 14%, according to the World Disasters Report 2012. This year alone, almost 210 million people were affected by disasters world-wide, 13% of which were in the South-East Asia Region.

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26%of the world's population resides in the countries of the South-East Asia Region.

PRB World Population Data Sheet 2012

45%of deaths related to disasters between 2001 and 2010 were in SEAR countries.

World Disasters Report 2011

27,355,363people were affected by disasters in the SEAR Region in 2011.

World Disasters Report 2012

Emergency and Humanitarian Action
World Health Organization
Regional Office of South-East Asia
Email: searo_eha@who.int
Tel: 91-11-23370804 Ext. 26444
Fax: 91-11-23378438 (Direct)