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Natural disaster occurrence in 2007

The map illustrates for every country the occurrence of natural disasters (as defined in the EM-DAT database) in 2007.

Reported data confirms the global upward trend in natural disaster occurrence. This upward trend is mainly driven by the increase in the number of hydrological (essentially floods) and meteorological (storms) disasters, which are the major contributors to this pattern.

Source:
J-M. Scheuren, O. le Polain de Waroux, R. Below, D. Guha-Sapir, S. Ponserre - Annual Disaster Statistical Review: The Numbers and Trends 2007
CRED: Brussels, 2008 based on the : EM-DAT: The OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database - www.emdat.net - Université Catholique de Louvain - Brussels - Belgium


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