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

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Part I - Chapter 4
(Source: UNISDR with data from national disaster loss databases.)
(Source: UNISDR with data from EM-DAT.)
Figure 4.4 Internationally reported global disaster mortality (events with fewer than 100 deaths)
Figure 4.5 Extensive disaster mortality relative to population (65 countries, 2 states)
A similar trend can be observed among smaller-scale disasters in global loss data sets (Figure 4.4). There is a statistically significant trend towards increasing mortality in events with fewer than 100 deaths.
Extensive disaster mortality is also increasing relative to population size (Figure 4.5).
While extensive risk is responsible for only a small percentage of mortality, it is associated with a far more significant proportion of morbidity and displacement (Figure 4.6), both of which feed directly back into poverty.
Extensive risk critically erodes development assets. Reports show that the majority of damage
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