World Disaster Report 2011: Focus on hunger and malnutrition
World Disaster Report 2011: Focus on hunger and malnutrition. Knight, Lindsay, edt. Source: Geneva; International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC); 2011. 251 p. ilus, graf.
People are inevitably captivated by disasters. Television, online media, social networks and newspapers report immediately from affected areas. In just the first three months of 2011, the earthquake in New Zealand, the flood in Australia, and in particular, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan provided shocking images. Extreme natural events such as the tsunami on Boxing Day 2004 as well as the earthquake in Haiti and the flood in Pakistan both in 2010 have had catastrophic effects on the affected regions. The frequency and intensity of such extreme events have increased alarmingly in recent years. But did the disaster risk also increase?