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Fantastic post. Thanks for the work.

May I know where you got this figure from - The spending on preparedness and detection, versus relief, tends to be massively skewed and based on public awareness (within the US, 3%, and worldwide probably more like 1%).

Also, this is a very small note if you're bothered to fix it - there appears to be an additional word, "selected" in this paragraph - This report from the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (2008) is worth looking at: it adopts a strategy of allocating 80% of its funds to 20 core countries, selected

Once again, thanks for this post and the references.