Rise in natural disasters but decline in deaths, report finds

Despite a rise in the number of natural disasters over the last four and half decades, there has actually been a decline in the number of fatalities.

Rise in natural disasters but decline in deaths, report finds (Credit: ABC)

That’s one of the findings in a report produced by ESCAP, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.

Roy Trivedy, UN Resident Coordinator in Papua New Guinea discusses the report findings with ABC Radio’s Richard Ewart – to listen to complete interview click here.

More on the United Nations Economic and Social Commission

More on United Nations Development Programme in Papua New Guinea