Disaster hazards to island populations

Incidence 
An UNCTAD study of natural disasters (earthquakes, tropical cyclones and floods) mainly between 1977 and 1981 showed that in 11 cases out of 54, over 5% of the population of the island country affected was made homeless. Of these 11 cases, eight were island developing countries. Similarly, damage as a percentage of GNP could be estimated in 38 cases. In nine cases it was over 5% and, of these, eight were island developing countries.
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(D) Detailed problems