Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Disasters and Development

One of the videos in "Understanding Earthquakes and Disasters: Photo-Video Presentations for Public Awareness and Education" is entitled "Disasters and Development."
Natural disasters occur if society is highly vulnerable to the hazards. When a disaster occurs, the development and the economy of the country and local community is affected. As a country develops, the population increases and more infrastructures are constructed, and these may increase vulnerability to the hazards. . Understanding the relationship between disasters and development is important in designing a comprehensive disaster risk mitigation program.

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