Monday, 9 May 2011

Almost awesome map - UNDP fail

This map should be awesome. It's a UNDP map of major, recurring, annual disaster risks. And for the most part it is awesome. Except for the bit where everyone in the whole world has northern hemisphere seasons. So, the greatest risk for southern Africa from May to September is drought because (according to their nifty label)

"Summer brings little rain to southern Africa.[And just in case you thought it was a typo] A July 2007 drought affected more than 400 000 people in Swaziland". 
Way to change the perception that aid is all about the 'core' reaching out the poor, helpless victims on the 'periphery', UNDP.

h/t @reliefweb

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