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23 Dec 2016 description
EM-DAT preliminary data shows that during this year, 301 country-level natural disasters in 102 countries caused more than 7,000 deaths and US$97 billion of economic damages.
11 Jul 2014 description
The Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes describes the distribution and impacts of disasters and highlights measures to increase resilience.
19 Sep 2013 description
Fewer people were killed by disasters in 2012 (9,655) compared to 2011 (31,331) and to the 2002-2011 annual average. The number of people killed is also the lowest since 2009.
11 Dec 2012 description
In 2012 so far, floods were the most frequent disaster occurring in Asia (44%), accounted for 54% of the death toll, 78% of people affected and 56% of all economic damages in the region.