Non- climate Drivers:
Different regions, countries and communities have very different adaptive capacities: pastoralist groups in the Sahel, for example, are socially, culturally and technically equipped to deal with a different range of natural hazards.
In the decade from 1994 to 2003 natural disasters in countries of high human development killed an average of 44 people per event, while disasters in countries of low human development killed an average of 300 people each.
It is clear that many natural disasters are, at least in part, “man-made”.At some point that land becomes no longer capable of sustaining livelihoods and peoplewill be forced to migrate to areas that present better opportunities.
A natural hazard (such as an approachingstorm) only becomes a “natural disaster” if a community is particularly vulnerable to its impacts.