Abstract: The SAARC region, one of the global disaster hotspots, is prone to transboundary disasters. Analysis of available dataset shows that majority of the countries have been able to perform better in the terms of World Risk Index by improving their adaptive and coping capacities even though the exposure and vulnerabilities are higher. While on one hand the region lacks adequate resources, the SAARC member states have made significant progress in scientific research and disaster management which if shared collectively, can go a long way in making the region resilient to disaster risk.
The authors are Scientist F, Ministry of Earth Sciences and Director, Geological Survey of India. firstname.lastname@example.org. The article should be cited as Mishra O.P. & M. Ghatak 2020. SAARC: A Regional Disaster Perspective, Geography and You, 20(1-2): 80-87
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