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Landslides and mudflows in Georgia in 1995-2013
Large areas of the country are under threat from natural hazards. In Georgia, almost 70 per cent of the territory, home to some 57 per cent of the population, is at risk from disasters, including mudflows (32 per cent of...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze
Landslides and floods in Armenia in 2003-2014
Armenia’s main threats are from land- and mudslides, primarily on mountain slopes and hillsides. About one-fifth of all communities in Armenia have been affected by landslides. Areas with the highest risk of mudslides in...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/ Manana Kurtubadze
Extreme rainfall events – Salween and Mekong
Extreme rainfall is increasing in the southernmost part of the Mekong basin and southern and southwestern part of the Salween basin, while extremes are decreasing in most parts of the central and southern parts of the Me...
14 Jun 2015 - by Riccardo Pravettoni
Two terrible earthquakes strike Nepal
The topography, terrain, physical features and changing climate of the Hindu Kush Himalayas also make this region inherently unstable and prone to hazards. These include earthquakes, landslides, floods, droughts and othe...
14 Jun 2015 - by Riccardo Pravettoni
Asia, the region most hit by natural disasters in 2014
Asia is the most disaster-prone region in the world. In 2014, over 40% of the world’s natural disasters were reported in this region. It is also where most people have been killed, the greatest losses have been incurred,...
14 Jun 2015 - by Riccardo Pravettoni
Highest risk hot spots by natural hazard type
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28 Mar 2006 - by and UNEP/GRID-Arendal