Earthquakes, floods, fires, storms and drought have ravaged many parts of the world on a scale not seen in decades.
Around the world, it seems natural disasters have become a frequent part of life.
From floods to droughts and fires, it is now quite common to hear about extreme weather destroying infrastructure and most importantly, people’s lives.
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The United Nations says more natural disasters are coming due to climate change.
So is there a need to establish an international agency that specifically deals with these events?
And could that help level the playing field when disasters strike in developing nations?
Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom
Zaid Belbagi – managing partner at Hardcastle Advisory, a geopolitical consultancy
Nilofer Afridi Qazi – disaster management specialist and public policy adviser
Andrew Phelps – vice president of planning and risk reduction with AC Disaster Consulting