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Disasters cause global losses of USD 36 billion in the first half of 2018

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Global economic losses from disasters in the first half of 2018 were USD 36 billion, down from USD 64 billion in the first half of 2017 and well below average. Winter storm Friederike was the largest 2018 loss so far, with insured losses of USD 2.1 billion, and disaster events have so far claimed 3900 victims - the lowest half year total in three decades.

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