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➔ Heavy rainfall, the main trigger of flooding and landslides, is on the rise

➔ Spring comes earlier and releases more water from mountains and glaciers which adds further to flood risks

➔ Future increases in these effects may coincide, generating more mega disasters of the scale of the 2010 Pakistan floods

➔ Comprehensive risk reduction efforts in implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action are helping to reduce vulnerabilities, even as world population and exposed infrastructure expand

➔ Parallel efforts are not being made to deliberately adjust humanitarian relief systems to growing flood dange