IFRC Annual Report - 2011

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As we look back on 2011, we can see a clear continuation of disaster trends.

Climate-related disasters continued to wreak havoc on vulnerable communities, and the frequency and intensity of small- and medium-scale disasters showed no signs of abating.

Meanwhile, the global economic crisis deepened.

Out of this, we saw new patterns emerge: civil unrest, unplanned migration to new destinations, and a widening gulf between rich and poor.

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