Poorer countries most vulnerable from surge in natural disasters, UN report warns
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Climate change and increasingly extreme weather events have caused a surge in natural disasters over the past 50 years.

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Climate change and increasingly extreme weather events have caused a surge in natural disasters over the past 50 years disproportionately impacting poorer countries, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) stated in their Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes.