詳細な統計を見るまでもなく、フィリピンでは、災害により毎年1000人以上の生命が失われている。そのうち、台風による被害は、死者の74%、被害総額の62%、農業セクターへの損害の70%を占めている。   2013年11月にフィリピンを襲った、現地では大型台風ヨランダとして知られる台風ハイヤンは、観測史上最大規模である。同国はまた、地震や火山噴火など様々な災害リスクに晒されている。

John Roome |

Also available in: Español | Français This weekend, the leaders of the G7 committed to a series of actions that mark their first serious recognition of the economic transformation that is ahead of…

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