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Natural Disasters in Developing Countries

  • Oliver Fiala
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Abstract

Based on a statistical overview of natural disasters, this chapter presents the severe economic and social impacts in terms of human life, livelihoods and physical capital, with short- and long-term consequences for economic growth and development. Furthermore, the highly complex relationship between natural disasters and the level of a country’s development will be analysed.

Keywords

Risk Management Natural Disaster Natural Hazard Disaster Risk Disaster Management 
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  • Oliver Fiala
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  1. 1.Faculty of Business and EconomicsTU DresdenDresdenGermany

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