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Worldrisk report 2011

The focal topic of the WorldRiskReport 2011 is governance and civil society. The report examines the natural hazards related issues at the global level and draws conclusions for future actions in assistance, policy and reporting. The core of the WorldRiskReport is the WorldRiskIndex, which was developed on behalf of the B√ľndnis Entwicklung Hilft by the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security in Germany. The WorldRiskIndex indicates the probability that a country or region will be affected by a disaster. This includes floods, storms, earthquakes and droughts, which, according to the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR, 2004) contribute to 74 per cent of all natural hazards.

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