Countries in Asia and the Pacific are more prone to natural disasters than those in other parts of the world. Because of this, there is an urgent need to continue developing effective, end-to-end early warning systems that lead to an effective response by emergency managers and people at risk. It is clear that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cannot be attained in the region if the development gains already achieved are not protected from the risks and impacts of disasters. For less developed countries, in addition to the tragic personal loss of life and property, natural disasters, especially typhoons, severely threaten and impact their sustainability, capacity building, debt repayments, poverty reduction and even the basic necessities of life - clean drinking water, food, and shelter.

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