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Romania Among Countries Least Safe From Extreme Weather

Romania is among the world’s countries most threatened by sudden onset hazard, according to the Mortality Risk Index, a Global Platform for Disaster Reduction (DRR) statement said Tuesday,quoted by Mediafax . The information is drawn from a new Mortality Risk Index (MRI) to be outlined at the conference attended by some 1,800 participants comprising Government leaders and risk reduction specialists from around the world, representing more than 300 governments and regionalnational DRR organizations.Predictably, four large population countries – Bangladesh, China, India and Indonesia – occupy the ‘extreme’ category for average numbers of citizens at risk, followed by Colombia, Myanmar and Pakistan (‘major’) with the next listing (‘very high’) including: Afghanistan, Algeria, Congo (DR), Guatemala, Iran, Japan, Peru, Philippines, Romania and Uzbekistan.