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Natural disasters 2019: Now is the time to not give up

Source(s):  Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED)

In 2019, 396 natural disasters were recorded with 11,755 deaths, 95 million people affected and 103 billion US$1 in economic losses across the world. The burden was not shared equally as Asia suffered the highest impact and accounted for 40% of disaster events, 45% of deaths and 74% of the total affected. India was hit hardest and recorded nearly 20% of the total deaths and 24.5% of the total number of people affected. Floods were the deadliest type of disaster accounting for 43.5% of deaths, followed by extreme temperatures at 25% (mainly due to heat waves in Europe) and storms at 21.5%. Storms affected the highest number of people, accounting for 35% of the total affected, followed by floods with 33% and droughts with 31%.

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  • Natural disasters 2019: Now is the time to not give up
  • Publication date 2020
  • Number of pages 8 p.

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