Health topics

Emergencies

A disaster
 

The countries of the South-East Asia Region (SEAR) of WHO are highly vulnerable to natural disasters. The magnitude of disasters and their effects have considerable impact on the morbidity and mortality of the Region where 25% of the world’s population reside. As per disaster statistics, Member countries of the Region accounted for 46% of the global total of deaths from disasters in the decade 2001 to 2010.