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Natural Disasters 2018

Executive Summary In 2018, there were 315 natural disaster events recorded with 11,804 deaths, over 68 million people affected, and US$131.7 billion in economic losses across the world. The burden...

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Economic Losses, Poverty & Disasters 1998-2017

UN 20-year review: earthquakes and tsunamis kill more people while climate change is driving up economic losses GENEVA, 10 October 2018 – The last twenty years have seen a dramatic rise of 151% in...

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Natural Disasters 2017

Executive Summary In 2017, 335 natural disasters affected over 95.6 million people, killing an additional 9,697 and costing a total of US $335 billion. This burden was not shared equally, as Asia...

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