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India lost over 1.3 lakh lives in disasters linked to extreme weather, climate change in 50 years: UN agency

New Delhi, May 22: Extreme weather, climate and water-related events caused 573 disasters in India between 1970 and 2021 that claimed 1,38,377 lives, according to data from the World Meteorological Department, a specialised agency of the United Nations. Globally, 11,778 reported disasters led to more than two million deaths and USD 4.3 trillion in economic losses during this period. Over 90% of the reported deaths worldwide occurred in developing countries. The WMO issued the new findings for the quadrennial World Meteorological Congress which opened in Geneva in Switzerland on Monday...

Must pay due attention to financing disaster risk mitigation & disaster preparedness: India at UNGA side event

United Nations, May 19: India has underscored the need to pay adequate attention to financing disaster risk mitigation and disaster preparedness, emphasising that states must evolve a financial architecture that can address the entire spectrum of disaster risk reduction needs in a balanced way. Addressing the India-Japan side event at the High-Level Meeting (HLM) of the General Assembly on the Midterm Review of the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) 2015-2030 on Thursday, Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Dr P K Mishra, stressed that...
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