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According to the European Environmental Agency, between 1980 and 2020, disasters caused by natural hazards affected nearly 50 million people in the European Union. These resulted in an economic loss of, on average, €12 billion per year.

Zuhur fled the war in Syria with her husband and baby son. Although Zuhur was grateful that her family had found safety in Turkey, she started feeling depressed and stressed, trying to cope with the changes she was going through.