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The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2017

Leave No One Behind - Disaster Resilience for Sustainable Development

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This report examines the state of resilience of the region vis-à-vis the goals and targets relating to disaster risk reduction. It highlights some of the tools and approaches for resilience-building focusing on those that could possibly offer transformative shifts to achieve those goals and targets. Finally, it offers a reflection on the way forward for the region, including specific regional action that could be prioritized to support efforts by countries to achieve resilience to disasters and the whole 2030 Agenda.

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A region at risk

Asia and the Pacific is the region most affected by natural disasters. The greatest losses of life and economic impacts are in the most populous countries, but proportionately the economic impacts are greatest in the least developed countries and small island developing States.

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