The map above shows here people have a high risk of dying from a hazard. It does not mean that the areas not indicated do not have that hazard, just that people are unlikely to die from that hazard if it occurs in that place. The map shows very clear patterns, unfortunately once more linked to the level of wealth of a place. The most hazardous and risky places where people could die from hazards tend to be LEDCs, including large parts of sub Saharan Africa and South East Asia. Areas like Western Europe barley figure on the map, this is not because hazards do not occur here, it is just that in Western Europe people are less likely to die from those hazards. This is because hazards are often predicted in advance giving people chance to escape, preparations and preventative measures are put in place (e.g. sand bagging in a flood) or the government has the means to return areas back to normal quickly after a hazardous event, reduce the risk of death.
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