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Flood - Hazard Profile

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

Please see also: Flood 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 19,279,960 Bangladesh
2 15,859,640 India
3 3,972,502 China
4 3,403,041 Viet Nam
5 1,765,674 Cambodia
6 1,101,507 Indonesia
7 819,822 Thailand
8 788,572 Philippines
9 579,732 Pakistan
10 444,450 Myanmar
11 390,594 United States of America
12 333,224 Nepal
13 265,260 Brazil
14 233,320 Russian Federation
15 226,622 Nigeria




Relative human exposure
  Countries %
People exposed per year, percentage
1 Cambodia 12.2
2 Bangladesh 12.2
3 Viet Nam 3.9
4 Bhutan 1.7
5 India 1.4
6 Thailand 1.3
7 Nepal 1.2
8 Lao PDR 1.1
9 Myanmar 0.9
10 Philippines 0.9
11 Benin 0.9
12 Haiti 0.8
13 Guyana 0.7
14 Belize 0.6
15 Dominican Republic 0.6


Economic Exposure

Modelled amout of GDP (Gross Domestic Product) present in hazard zones that are thereby subject to potential losses.

Absolute economic exposure
  Average GDP¹ exposed per year   Country
1 21.86 United States of America
2 12.58 China
3 9.74 Bangladesh
4 9.39 India
5 4.72 Germany
6 4.56 Japan
7 4.17 France
8 3.09 Thailand
9 2.57 Philippines
10 2.21 Viet Nam
11 2.18 Argentina
12 1.98 United Kingdom
13 1.84 Spain
14 1.82 Netherlands
15 1.76 Canada




Relative economic exposure
  Country % GDP exposed per year, percentage
1 Bangladesh 14.0
2 Cambodia 14.0
3 Viet Nam 4.0
4 Philippines 2.0
5 Benin 2.0
6 India 1.0
7 Myanmar 1.0
8 Sudan 1.0
9 Thailand 1.0
10 Serbia 1.0
11 Lao PDR 1.0
12 Chad 1.0
13 Angola 0.0
14 Brazil 0.0
15 Croatia 0.0


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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