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Disaster risk profile - Eswatini
This Country Risk Profile for Eswatini provides a comprehensive view of hazard, risk and uncertainties for floods and droughts in a changing climate, with projections for the period 2050-2100. The risk assessment considers a large number of possible scenarios, their likelihood, and associated impacts. A significant amount of scientific information on hazard, exposure, and vulnerabilities has been used to simulate disaster risk.
This disaster risk profile for floods and droughts is based on probabilistic risk assessment. Awareness of possible perils that may threaten human lives primarily derives from experience of past events. In theory, series of historical loss data long enough to be representative of all possible disastrous events that occured in a portion of territory would provide all of the necessary information for assessing future loss potential. Unfortunately the availability of national historical information on catastrophic natural hazard events is limited, and data on the economic consequences is even less common.