be significantly reduced. An o…hquakes and flooding in this manner, the impact of such catastrophes will be significantly reduced. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure: on average, every euro invested in reduction and preparedness activities saves between four and seven euro which would be spent on post-disaster response.
About 60 million people worldwide are either refugees or displaced within their own country. Together, they would make up the population of the 24th biggest country in the world — a country only slightly smaller than Italy and much bigger than Tanzania. It is the highest figure ever recorded in history.