Australia is being urged to do more to help reduce the risk of natural disasters as floods, fires and cyclones get bigger and more intense around the globe.

The call from the Australian Red Cross comes as a new report shows that 32,550 people, including 16 Australians, were killed as the result of disasters in 2015. Australian Red Cross chief executive Judy Slatyer says there is growing evidence that investing in early warning systems and disaster preparation can…