Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA – The next frontier for human development: working “with” and not “against” nature
Bangkok – The number of people displaced due to natural disasters in the world is destined to increase to almost 14 million people, 72% of whom are affected by floods. Most of the displaced will be in South Asia and the Asia-Pacific region. The UN Development Program explains this in the 30th anniversay edition entitled “The Next Frontier: Human Development and the Anthropocene “, which has just published. The part dedicated to floods is just one of the many aspects examined by the document, consulted by Fides. The text notes that women are the most affected. Thus they represented more than 90% during the 1991 cyclone Gorky in Bangladesh, as well as during the 2004 tsunami or due to the effects of the 2008 cyclone Nargis in Myanmar. Floods are just one of the many challenges of a nature that appears to be the first victim of the “Anthropocene”, the era of man.