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05 Dec 2018 description
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Who suffers Most from Extreme Weather Events? Weather-related Loss Events in 2017 and 1998 to 2017

The Global Climate Risk Index 2019 analyses to what extent countries and regions have been affected by impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, floods, heat waves etc.). The most recent data available — for 2017 and from 1998 to 2017 — were taken into account.

The countries and territories affected most in 2017 were Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka as well as Dominica. For the period from 1998 to 2017 Puerto Rico, Honduras and Myanmar rank highest.

10 Nov 2017 description
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Climate Risk Index shows vulnerability of small island states

Increased intensity of storms takes a toll on small island states and poor countries / Since 1997, over 520,000 people have been killed by more than 11,000 extreme weather events

29 Nov 2016 description
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Who Suffers Most From Extreme Weather Events? Weather-related Loss Events in 2015 and 1996 to 2015

03 Dec 2015 description
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Global Climate Risk Index 2016: Serbia, Afghanistan and Bosnia-Herzegovina hit hardest by extreme weather events last year

Germanwatch: Index results underline need for an ambitious Paris outcome that protects the most vulnerable

13 Nov 2013 description
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Germanwatch Climate Risk Index 2014: Haiti, Philippines and Pakistan most affected

Major share of economic and human burden of weather catastrophes on developing countries