oa Jamba : Journal of Disaster Risk Studies - Foreword
|Journal||Jamba : Journal of Disaster Risk Studies|
|Affiliations||1 National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC)|
|Publication Date||Mar 2009|
The conditions prevailing in the world, where fast growing populations are coupled with rapidly expanding urbanization and a general increase in poverty levels, are greatly aggravating the disaster risks and vulnerabilities of a large part of the world's populations. This is further compounded by the effects of global warming as experienced worldwide manifesting themselves through irregular weather patterns often with destructive effects.
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