2015•11•18 Germany Thomson Reuters
Hungry people are at greater risk of suffering badly from disasters, as a crisis can leave them with even less food, forcing them into a downward spiral, risk experts said.
Governments in the 10 countries ranked most vulnerable to disasters in the WorldRiskIndex 2015 – including Guatemala, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea and El Salvador – need to improve infrastructure and food production to boost their chances of withstanding calamities, according to a new report.
“Hunger and malnutrition drive up disaster risk,” Matthias Garschagen of the U.N. University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
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