Natural disasters affect countries not only physically, but also economically. In this essay I’ll be discussing both the physical effect and economical effect of these disasters in both developing and developed countries. This essay will also show why I believe that these disasters are also more detrimental to developing countries than they are in developed countries.
Natural disasters in developing countries occur more in the fashion of earthquakes, floods, but have little or no occurrences of tornadoes or hurricanes. However, these disasters affect the countries deeply. The effects of these disasters range from loss of life to damage of properties in excess quantities. This happens due to the lack of infrastructure needed for the detection of imminent disasters and the prevention or protection from them. A sizeable amount of the population has little or no knowledge on how these disasters occur, and the human effect. So, this leads to the increased rate of occurrence of natural disasters, resulting in more loss of lives, and properties.
Aside from people losing lives, some others survive, but they become a displaced population, due to them being driven to abandon their homes and become refugees in other parts. These people, therefore having a higher chance of being infected with intense health complications. Due to these intense effects of the disasters, it reduces the affect the food cycle system, by destroying crops and reducing the agricultural supplies. As developing countries have a lower food supply, it could result in food scarcity.
The economy of a developing country is relatively low; hence the term ‘developing’, but they remain a developing country due to the vast effect of these natural disasters in their country. Usually, when a developing rural area is moved by disaster, they suffer to raise up revenue to help recover from the reversal, but due to the depressed economy, the revenue provided would be substantial, therefore, they don’t recover fully before the next natural catastrophe happens.
An example of a developing country in this situation is Haiti. Haiti experienced an earthquake of magnitude 7.0 MW. After the earthquake had occurred, at least 52 aftershocks of an average of 4.5 Mw were recorded. An approximate population count of three million was affected by the earthquake. The casualties, however, were at a...