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.
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