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Mauritania - 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: 32
No of people killed: 235
Average killed per year: 8
No of people affected: 3,548,867
Average affected per year: 114,480
Economic Damage (US$ X 1,000): 0
Economic Damage per year (US$ X 1,000): 0


Natural Disaster Occurence Reported



Average Disaster Per Year

Drought: 0.16
Earthquake*: ...
Epidemic: 0.19
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 0.48
Insect infestation: 0.13
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: ...
Volcano: ...
Storm: 0.06
Wildfire: ...




Top 10 Natural Disasters Reported


Affected People

Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Drought 1980 1,600,000
Drought 2001 1,000,000
Drought 1993 446,507
Drought 2010 300,000
Flood 2007 53,620
Flood 2002 27,500
Flood 1999 23,600
Drought 1997 21,400
Flood 2003 21,000
Flood 2009 10,000

Killed People

Disaster Date Killed (no. of people)
Epidemic 2005 55
Epidemic 1996 46
Epidemic 1988 38
Epidemic 1987 35
Flood 2002 25
Flood 2003 9
Flood 2006 7
Epidemic 1998 6
Epidemic 1982 5
Storm 1991 4

Economic Damages

Disaster Date Cost (US$ X 1,000)
Drought 1980 0
Epidemic 1982 0
Flood 1984 0
Insect infestation 1985 0
Flood 1985 0
Epidemic 1987 0
Insect infestation 1987 0
Insect infestation 1988 0
Epidemic 1988 0
Flood 2001 0



Statistics Per Event


Killed People

Drought: ...
Earthquake*: ...
Epidemic: 30.83
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 3.00
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: ...
Volcano: ...
Storm: 2.50
Wildfire: ...

Affected People

Drought: 673,581.40
Earthquake*: ...
Epidemic: 615.67
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 11,785.93
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: ...
Volcano: ...
Storm: 238.50
Wildfire: ...

Economic Damages

Drought: ...
Earthquake*: ...
Epidemic: ...
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: ...
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




*: 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