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Drought - Hazard Profile

This hazard profile is an analysis of the mortality and economic loss risk for Drought

Please see also: Drought Disaster Statistics

Human Exposure

Modelled number of people present in hazard zones that are thereby subject to potential losses.

Absolute human exposure
  Average people exposed per year   Country
1 71,297,700 China
2 58,912,300 India
3 26,055,000 United States of America
4 11,872,500 Pakistan
5 9,342,200 Ethiopia
6 8,958,760 Kenya
7 8,583,570 Spain
8 8,484,900 Brazil
9 8,288,760 Iran
10 7,506,710 Morocco
11 6,581,620 Korea (Rep. of)
12 5,540,160 Mexico
13 5,372,750 Italy
14 5,194,680 Russian Federation
15 5,091,580 France




Relative human exposure
  Countries %
People exposed per year, percentage
1 Morocco 24.0
2 Kenya 23.9
3 Albania 23.3
4 Netherlands Antilles 20.2
5 Spain 19.4
6 Slovenia 17.8
7 Cyprus 15.7
8 Moldova (Rep. of) 15.3
9 Gibraltar 14.7
10 Montenegro 14.2
11 Lesotho 14.0
12 Korea (Rep. of) 13.6
13 Sri Lanka 13.2
14 New Caledonia 13.1
15 Greece 12.4




Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement

¹: In billions US$

Disclaimer:
This analysis was conducted using global datasets, the resolution of which is not relevant for in-situ planning and should not be used for life and death decisions. UNEP and partners (UNDP, UN/ISDR, The World Bank) should in no case be liable for misuse of the presented results.

The designations employed and the presentation of material on the maps do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNEP, UNDP, UNISDR, The World Bank or the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

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