Smoke billows from the site of a fire that broke out at the Waaheen market in Hargeisa, Somaliland, on April 2. Photo: AFP
Smoke billows from the site of a fire that broke out at the Waaheen market in Hargeisa, Somaliland, on April 2. Photo: AFP

Humanity stuck in ‘spiral of self-destruction’, UN says as global disasters rise

  • A report found 350 to 500 medium- to large-scale disasters took place each year over the past 20 years, five times more than the average for the previous 30
  • By 2030, the world will be experiencing 1.5 disasters a day on average

Smoke billows from the site of a fire that broke out at the Waaheen market in Hargeisa, Somaliland, on April 2. Photo: AFP
Smoke billows from the site of a fire that broke out at the Waaheen market in Hargeisa, Somaliland, on April 2. Photo: AFP
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