Hungry people forced into downward spiral by disasters – UN

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  • 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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