Prepare for more frequent disasters, says UN

A dramatic increase in disasters caused by global warming requires countries to increase their commitment to disaster risk reduction, Reuters reported the United Nations as saying on Tuesday.

"Climate change is already driving an increase in the frequency and intensity of heat waves, floods, droughts and tropical cyclones. We believe that more needs to be done to contain these natural disasters at the outset," the report quoted UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs John Holmes.

"Disaster risk reduction is a key part of the global response to climate change."

During this year alone the United Nations has launched 13 appeals, 12 of which came in response to climate-related disasters, the report

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