Climate change is affecting many of the
communities, undermining their livelihoods through gradual, insidious changes in temperature and rainfall
patterns, and increasing the frequency and/or intensity of hazards such as floods and droughts.
On a global scale, disasters are increasing in both
frequency and impact. The number of people
affected by disaster doubled during the 1990s,
and every year since 2000 over a quarter of a
billion people lost their home, livelihood or health
as a result.
In the context of climate change, we can assume
that in most areas, the frequency and intensity of
extreme weather events, such as floods, droughts,
and cyclones, are bound and will be greater?
In an extreme event of climate change does it highly depend on the level of preparedness of local and national
institutions, as well as on the capacity of communities and individuals to manage the
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