Man versus Nature

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Typhoon Haiyan survivors in the Philippines. UNICEF

Whether it's Typhoon Haiyan which tore through South East Asia last last year, or the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami of 2004, media reports of natural disasters appear unrelenting.

But are there more natural disasters today or are we simply more aware of them because of real time, round the clock media coverage?

IMF's Nicole Laframboise tells Lauren Ober that the frequency of natural disasters has indeed increased, and it's usually poorer countries that are more affected than the developed.

Duration: 3'15"

 

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