The most dangerous countries in the world – in terms of natural disasters

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Of 171 countries, the UK ranks 131st for likelihood of a natural disaster affecting the country, according to a worldwide index analysing risk.

The WorldRiskReport, created by the United Nations University’s Institute for Environment and Human Security shows not only the global hotspots for a high disaster risk, but the preparedness of a country towards preventing a natural event from becoming a disaster.

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As a result, developing countries were often found to be more vulnerable, and therefore more at risk, than developed countries with the same exposure.

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The countries that dominated the top 10 were predominately found in Oceania.

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Meanwhile Qatar was found to be the least at-risk country in the world by the index.

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Dr Michael Hagenlocher, an associate academic officer at the institute, has explained some of the reasons behind in this ranking in the below video:

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