Annual Disaster Statistical Review 2012: The numbers and trends

by Debarati Guha-Sapir, Philippe Hoyois and Regina Below
Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), Institute of Health and Society (IRSS), Université catholique de Louvain – Brussels, Belgium, August 2013

50 pp. 5.3 MB:
http://cred.be/sites/default/files/ADSR_2012.pdf

The Annual Disaster Review of 2012 registered 357 natural disasters, resulting in the deaths of 9,655 people and 124.5 million victims worldwide. The top five countries to be affected by natural disasters last year were China, the USA, Philippines, India and Indonesia. For man-made disasters, the top three were Japan, the Philippines and the USA.

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