How Natural Disasters Changed the World in 2012

Last year, an estimated 32.4 million people worldwide were forced from their homes due to natural disasters. Here, 10 countries that suffered some of the worst displacements, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council

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ashleymarchant
ashleymarchant

100 million people worldwide don't have a house to be displaced from. 

HamsaRosenberg
HamsaRosenberg

Doesn't even matter.  The world has about 2-3 yrs left anyway.  Face facts.

DBritt
DBritt

How does the word "climate" not make it into this article somewhere?

GhazaliPHKho
GhazaliPHKho

Humanity will never be able to satisfactorily mitigate the severity of natural disasters. 

Yet we continue to be plagued by wasteful wrong priorities - space tourism and other sinful indulgences, nuclear arsenal 'upgrading', development of more efficient killing machines - drones, killer robots, ....., production, sale and movement of tools of destruction and death, .....

The billions that nations of the world spend on such missions and projects of destruction and death can be so beneficially harnessed to help reduce human sufferings from these disasters - if and when love for other human beings manage to surpass egos and hegemonic lusts, and primitive barbarity.

National leaders of the world - Wake up and let your humanitarian side shine through. Your decisions and actions can and will alleviate the  misfortunes of those unfortunate enough to be in the path of the undiscriminating natural disasters.

Ghazali PH Kho

Humanhood International 

kolagunta
kolagunta

The immediate need is for an International Disaster Management Organization under the aegis of the UN like the UN peace keeping force. We should stop wasting resources on production and management of waste and security and divert them towards disasters. Disasters cannot be avoided but the damage needs to be lessened by humanitarian means.

DanielDixon
DanielDixon

@HamsaRosenberg  emmm, the world does not have 2-3 years left, in fact habitability on this planet will remain for at least 200 million years

QasimAbbas75
QasimAbbas75

@kolagunta I could be wrong, but I get the feeling from your comment that you are not familiar with how UN peacekeeping missions work nor their spotty success record.