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Natural Disasters

The Hindu Kush Himalayan region and its downstream areas are amongst the most disaster-prone on Earth, which cause significant adverse impacts on lives and livelihoods. The four largest floods over the period 2000–2013 in the region killed a combined total of more than 10,000 people and displaced over 50 million. Large amounts of rainfall over a short period of time will further increase the risk of floods and landslides; while the continued melting of glaciers is expected to increase the size and number of glacial lakes, translating into greater risk of glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs).

Year: 2018

From collection: Graphics from: Outlook on climate change adaptation in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Cartographer: Nieves López Isquierdo

Tags: Hindu kush

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