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Disasters Stats: compare key data on Thailand & United States

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  • Disaster risk reduction progress score > 1-5 scale; 5=best: Disaster risk reduction progress score (1-5 scale; 5=best). Disaster risk reduction progress score is an average of self-assessment scores, ranging from 1 to 5, submitted by countries under Priority 1 of the Hyogo Framework National Progress Reports. The Hyogo Framework is a global blueprint for disaster risk reduction efforts that was adopted by 168 countries in 2005. Assessments of "Priority 1" include four indicators that reflect the degree to which countries have prioritized disaster risk reduction and the strengthening of relevant institutions.
  • Disaster risk reduction progress score > 1-5 scale; 5=best per million: Disaster risk reduction progress score (1-5 scale; 5=best). Disaster risk reduction progress score is an average of self-assessment scores, ranging from 1 to 5, submitted by countries under Priority 1 of the Hyogo Framework National Progress Reports. The Hyogo Framework is a global blueprint for disaster risk reduction efforts that was adopted by 168 countries in 2005. Assessments of "Priority 1" include four indicators that reflect the degree to which countries have prioritized disaster risk reduction and the strengthening of relevant institutions. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Tsunami > Economic impact: The tsunami that has devastated parts of Asia and killed more than 28,400 has affected companies, economies and markets across the globe.

    Here is a snapshot of some of the financial effects of the disaster (as of Saturday, Jan 22nd, 2005 - 06:30 PM GMT).

STAT Thailand United States
Disaster risk reduction progress score > 1-5 scale; 5=best 3.75
Ranked 24th. 7% more than United States
3.5
Ranked 37th.
Disaster risk reduction progress score > 1-5 scale; 5=best per million 0.0563
Ranked 73th. 5 times more than United States
0.0112
Ranked 82nd.
Tsunami > Economic impact <a href=/encyclopedia/Thai_alphabet>Thai</a> <a href=/encyclopedia/Prime-Minister-of-the-United-Kingdom>Prime Minister</a> Thaksin Shinawatra estimates cost of damage at 20 billion baht ($510 million) and says <a href=/cat/Government>government</a> will seek additional funds from parliament (Dec 28). Not much of an effect as most US insurers have little exposure to <a href=/region/ASI>Asia</a> and those that do lay off risk to reinsurers, officials and <a href=/cat/Industry>industry</a> watchers say (Dec 27)

SOURCES: (UNISDR, 2009-2011 Progress Reports, http://www.preventionweb.net/english/hyogo).; (UNISDR, 2009-2011 Progress Reports, http://www.preventionweb.net/english/hyogo). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; BBC, Bloomberg, BBC, Rediff, The Herald Sun, The Indian Express and The Reuters

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