Heavy rains since the beginning of October 2018 caused severe flooding in several municipalities of Nicaragua. World Animal Protection provided health care to 5700 affected animals.


The economic impact of disasters: the role of animals

As part of its “Sendai Seven” Campaign in 2018, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction released a report to mark this year’s International Day for Disaster Reduction on 13 October. The report was a stark reminder of the need for countries to take urgent measures to reduce the risk posed by natural hazards, which have over the last twenty years resulted in the deaths of 1.3 million people and economic damages worth US$ 2,908 billion.