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WorldRiskReport 2020: Forced Displacement and Migration

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Every year millions of people worldwide suffer from disasters in the aftermath of extreme natural events. But whether it be earthquakes, storms or floods, the risk of a natural event turning into a disaster only partly depends on the force of the natural event itself. Extreme natural events cannot be prevented directly, but countries can reduce disaster risk by fighting poverty and hunger, strengthening education and health, and taking preparedness measures. Those who build earthquake-proof buildings, install and use early warning systems and invest in climate and environmental protection, are better prepared against extreme natural events.

This annual edition focus on forced displacement and migration, and includes the WorldRiskIndex. The WorldRiskReport contributes to research on the links between natural events, climate change, development and preparedness at a global level and helps to draw future-oriented conclusions regarding relief measures, policies and reporting.

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