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Drought - Data and statistics

A 'pre-designed' summary and profile of disasters reported for a particular hazard including a summary of events from 1980 to September 2008 , as well as the top 10 disasters.

Data related to human and economic losses from disasters that have occurred between 1980 and 2008.

Please see also Drought Risk profile

Drought disasters from 1980 - 2008

Overview

No of events: 410
No of people killed: 558,565
Average people killed per year: 19,261
No of people affected: 1,551,455,112
Average people affected per year: 53,498,452
Ecomomic Damage (US$ X 1,000): 76,949,488
Ecomomic Damage per year (US$ X 1,000): 2,653,431

Top 10 Disasters Reported


Affected people

Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
India 2002 300,000,000
India 1987 300,000,000
India 1982 100,000,000
China P Rep 1994 82,000,000
China P Rep 2002 60,000,000
India 2000 50,000,000
China P Rep 1988 49,000,000
China P Rep 2003 48,000,000
Iran Islam Rep 1999 37,000,000
Kenya 1999 23,000,000

Killed people

Disaster Date Killed (no. of people)
Ethiopia 1983 300,000
Sudan 1983 150,000
Mozambique 1981 100,000
China P Rep 1991 2,000
China P Rep 1988 1,400
Indonesia 1997 672
Somalia 1987 600
Malawi 2002 500
Swaziland 1981 500
Ethiopia 1987 367

Economic damages

Disaster Date Cost (US$ X 1,000)
China P Rep 1994 13,755,200
Australia 1981 6,000,000
Spain 1990 4,500,000
United States 2002 3,300,000
Iran Islam Rep 1999 3,300,000
Spain 1999 3,200,000
China P Rep 2006 2,910,000
Zimbabwe 1981 2,500,000
Australia 2002 2,000,000
Brazil 2004 1,650,000

Statistics for drought


Number of events reported


Number of people affected


Number of people killed


Reported economic damages (US$ in billion)

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