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Afghanistan - Disaster Statistics

Data related to human and economic losses from disasters that have occurred between 1980 and 2010.

Natural Disasters from 1980 - 2010


Overview

No of events: 130
No of people killed: 19,655
Average killed per year: 634
No of people affected: 6,820,793
Average affected per year: 220,026
Economic Damage (US$ X 1,000): 378,120
Economic Damage per year (US$ X 1,000): 12,197


Natural Disaster Occurence Reported



Average Disaster Per Year

Drought: 0.10
Earthquake*: 0.84
Epidemic: 0.65
Extreme temp: 0.19
Flood: 1.84
Insect infestation: 0.03
Mass mov. dry: 0.03
Mass mov. wet: 0.35
Volcano: ...
Storm: 0.13
Wildfire: 0.03




Top 10 Natural Disasters Reported


Affected People

Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Drought 2000 2,580,000
Drought 2006 1,900,000
Mass mov. wet 2006 300,000
Drought 2008 280,000
Epidemic 2002 200,000
Extreme temp. 2008 170,684
Flood 1988 161,000
Earthquake* 1998 116,935
Flood 1991 108,400
Earthquake* 1994 100,330

Killed People

Disaster Date Killed (no. of people)
Earthquake* 1998 4,700
Epidemic 2002 2,500
Earthquake* 1998 2,323
Extreme temp. 2008 1,317
Earthquake* 2002 1,000
Flood 1991 728
Epidemic 2000 507
Earthquake* 1982 500
Flood 1992 450
Flood 1991 415

Economic Damages

Disaster Date Cost (US$ X 1,000)
Flood 1988 260,000
Flood 1991 60,000
Flood 2009 20,000
Earthquake* 1998 10,000
Earthquake* 1998 10,000
Earthquake* 1984 5,000
Storm 2005 5,000
Flood 1992 4,000
Earthquake* 1983 3,000
Earthquake* 1982 1,000



Statistics Per Event


Killed People

Drought: 12.33
Earthquake*: 353.31
Epidemic: 192.25
Extreme temp: 314.83
Flood: 57.98
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: 100.00
Mass mov. wet: 86.55
Volcano: ...
Storm: 85.25
Wildfire: ...

Affected People

Drought: 1,586,666.67
Earthquake*: 20,532.62
Epidemic: 12,715.85
Extreme temp: 61,814.00
Flood: 10,128.89
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: 27,431.00
Volcano: ...
Storm: 5,664.00
Wildfire: ...

Economic Damages

Drought: 16.67
Earthquake*: 1,117.69
Epidemic: ...
Extreme temp: 1.67
Flood: 6,035.09
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: ...
Volcano: ...
Storm: 1,250.00
Wildfire: ...


Statistics By Disasters Type


Percentage of reported people killed by disaster type

Percentage of reported people affected by disaster type




Estimated economic damages reported by disaster type (US$ X 1,000)

*: Including tsunami


More information and data on: www.emdat.be/

Source of data: "EM-DAT: The OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database, Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Bel."
Data version: v11.08

Data displayed does not imply national endorsement