Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015
Making development sustainable: The future of disaster risk management

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(Source: UNISDR with data from national loss databases.)
Table 4.1 National disaster loss data for 85 countries and states4
this risk layer remained largely invisible. However, since 2007, a sustained effort to assist countries in systematically recording local disaster losses (UNISDR, 2009a

UNISDR. 2009a,Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction: Risk and Poverty in a Changing Climate, Geneva, Switzerland: UNISDR.. .
, 2011a, 2013a) has generated systematic and comparable evidence regarding the scale of extensive risk from over 80 countries (Box 4.2). Given that 95 per cent of these databases have been built using a comparable approach and methodology, it is possible to analyse these local records at a global level of observation.
Table 4.1 shows that 99.1 per cent of the local-level loss reports from these 85 countries and states are manifestations of extensive risk, with 96.4
per cent resulting from weather-related events. The economic losses from extensive disasters account for more than 45 per cent of total accumulated loss.
Across these countries, extensive disasters are responsible for only 14 per cent of total disaster mortality. However, since 1990 extensive mortality has increased almost fourfold in those countries that have consistent data spanning that period (Figure 4.3), and the trend is statistically significant.
(Source: UNISDR with data from national loss databases.)
Figure 4.3 Extensive mortality, 1990-2013 (65 countries, 2 states)5
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