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Malawi - 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: 47
No of people killed: 2,775
Average killed per year: 90
No of people affected: 21,731,581
Average affected per year: 701,019
Economic Damage (US$ X 1,000): 59,789
Economic Damage per year (US$ X 1,000): 1,929


Natural Disaster Occurence Reported



Average Disaster Per Year

Drought: 0.19
Earthquake*: 0.10
Epidemic: 0.42
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 0.77
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: ...
Volcano: ...
Storm: 0.03
Wildfire: ...




Top 10 Natural Disasters Reported


Affected People

Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Drought 1992 7,000,000
Drought 2005 5,100,000
Drought 2002 2,829,435
Drought 1990 2,800,000
Drought 1987 1,429,267
Drought 2007 520,000
Flood 2001 500,000
Flood 1997 400,000
Flood 2002 246,340
Flood 2007 180,246

Killed People

Disaster Date Killed (no. of people)
Epidemic 2001 609
Epidemic 2001 502
Drought 2002 500
Flood 1991 472
Epidemic 2002 175
Epidemic 2008 113
Epidemic 2000 83
Epidemic 2009 62
Flood 2001 59
Epidemic 2002 41

Economic Damages

Disaster Date Cost (US$ X 1,000)
Earthquake* 1989 28,000
Flood 1991 24,000
Flood 2001 6,700
Flood 2000 1,000
Flood 1998 89
Flood 1982 0
Drought 1987 0
Flood 1989 0
Epidemic 1989 0
Epidemic 2000 0



Statistics Per Event


Killed People

Drought: 83.33
Earthquake*: 4.33
Epidemic: 128.46
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 24.21
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: ...
Volcano: ...
Storm: 11.00
Wildfire: ...

Affected People

Drought: 3,279,783.67
Earthquake*: 23,612.00
Epidemic: 4,846.92
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 79,959.38
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: ...
Volcano: ...
Storm: 8.00
Wildfire: ...

Economic Damages

Drought: ...
Earthquake*: 9,333.33
Epidemic: ...
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 1,324.54
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: ...
Volcano: ...
Storm: ...
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