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Examines in Marine Biology & Oceanography

Significance of Formal & Informal Education in Disaster Prevention, Preparedness & Mitigation

Submission: February 20, 2018; Published: March 12, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/EIMBO.2018.01.000517

ISSN: 2578-031X
Volume1 Issue4


Disasters related to weather are increasing day-by-day across the world. Since 2000, over 1 million people worldwide have died from natural disasters, with the cost of damage estimated at over $1.7 trillion [1]. Since 2004 there has been a number of massively destructive events. At the end of 2004, the Asian Boxing Day tsunami killed approximately 230,000 people across 14 countries. The 2010 floods in Pakistan directly affected around 20 million people, and have continued to displace substantial numbers each year. In regard to drought, during 2011 and 2012, more than 12 million people in the Horn of Africa were severely affected in what has been called the worst drought in 60 years. According to WHO, 2016 the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, beginning in March 2014, led to 11,310 deaths across Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea [2].

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