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Human Cost of Disasters

An Overview of the Last 20 Years 2000-2019

  • Author: UNDRR
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  • Page count: 28
  • Language(s) in this book: English

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ISBN: 9789210054478

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The last twenty years has seen the number of major floods more than double, from 1,389 to 3,254, while the incidence of storms grew from 1,457 to 2,034. Floods and storms were the most prevalent events. The report “The Human Cost of Disasters 2000-2019” also records major increases in other categories including drought, wildfires and extreme temperature events. There has also been a rise in geo-physical events including earthquakes and tsunamis which have killed more people than any of the other natural hazards under review in this report.