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Ghana - 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: 29
No of people killed: 1,133
Average killed per year: 37
No of people affected: 16,254,250
Average affected per year: 524,331
Economic Damage (US$ X 1,000): 33,500
Economic Damage per year (US$ X 1,000): 1,081


Natural Disaster Occurence Reported



Average Disaster Per Year

Drought: 0.03
Earthquake*: ...
Epidemic: 0.45
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 0.42
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: ...
Volcano: ...
Storm: ...
Wildfire: 0.03




Top 10 Natural Disasters Reported


Affected People

Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Drought 1983 12,500,000
Flood 1991 2,000,000
Flood 1995 700,000
Flood 2007 332,600
Flood 1999 324,602
Flood 2001 144,025
Flood 2009 139,790
Flood 2008 58,000
Flood 2009 19,755
Flood 2010 9,674

Killed People

Disaster Date Killed (no. of people)
Epidemic 1996 411
Flood 1995 145
Epidemic 1984 103
Epidemic 1998 67
Flood 2007 56
Flood 1999 52
Flood 2010 45
Epidemic 2005 40
Epidemic 2010 27
Epidemic 1997 26

Economic Damages

Disaster Date Cost (US$ X 1,000)
Flood 1999 21,000
Flood 1995 12,500
Drought 1983 0
Epidemic 1984 0
Wildfire 1985 0
Epidemic 1988 0
Epidemic 1989 0
Flood 1989 0
Epidemic 2001 0
Flood 2001 0



Statistics Per Event


Killed People

Drought: ...
Earthquake*: ...
Epidemic: 53.21
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 29.54
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: ...
Volcano: ...
Storm: ...
Wildfire: 4.00

Affected People

Drought: 12,500,000.00
Earthquake*: ...
Epidemic: 843.14
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 287,765.08
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: ...
Volcano: ...
Storm: ...
Wildfire: 1,500.00

Economic Damages

Drought: ...
Earthquake*: ...
Epidemic: ...
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 2,576.92
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