Socio-Economic Recovery

Authored by: Rohit Jigyasu

The Routledge Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

Print publication date:  December  2011
Online publication date:  March  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415590655
eBook ISBN: 9780203844236
Adobe ISBN: 9781136918698

10.4324/9780203844236.ch48

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Abstract

The increasing occurrence of disasters has resulted not only in a higher toll on lives but also in rising economic damage. Over the two recent decades up to 2003, direct reported economic losses from disasters have multiplied fivefold in real terms to US$629 million (IFRC 2003b).

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