A CRIME COMMITTED AGAINST A DALIT EVERY 18 MINUTE | 6 DALITS KIDNAPPED OR ABDUCTED EVERY WEEK | 3 DALIT WOMEN RAPED EVERY DAY | 13 DALITS MURDERED EVERY WEEK | 27 ATROCITIES AGAINST DALITS EVERY DAY
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LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND- INCLUSION OF DALITS AND MARGINALISED SECTIONS IN SENDAI FRAMEWORK OF ACTION 2015-2030

by sapna last modified 2016-11-05 16:41

While South Asia is being touted to be fast growing economy by the World Bank’s recent estimates, as second to East Asia and the Pacific, the vulnerability of the region to natural disasters like flood, cyclone, and landslides calls for immediate attention by humanitarian stakeholders and policy makers. More than 50 percent of the population in the region were affected by at least one natural disaster, leaving almost 230,000 deaths and about US$45 billion in damages during the period of between 1990 and 2008. A rigorous compilation and analyses of disaster data during the year 2011 demonstrated that the South Asia had experienced climate change induced hydro-meteorological and geophysical natural disasters (Flood, coastal floods, mass movement and Earthquake) . The areas and populations that face the highest risk from natural disasters are located in Bangladesh and Nepal. However, number of events in 1990 – 2011 in India alone are recorded to be 320, killing 5538.4 and affecting 91, 53, 10,733 per year.

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