Annual Disaster Statistical Review 2016: The numbers and trends

by Debarati Guha-Sapir, Philippe Hoyois, Pascaline Wallemacq et al.
Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), Institute of Health and Society (IRSS), 2017

91 pp. 6.8 MB

In 2016, 342 disasters triggered by natural hazards were registered, below the 2006-2015 annual average (376.4). After a peak in disasters in 2015 (395), this decrease could be a sign of, either a return to a declining trend in the annual number of disasters since 2005, or a precursor of a possible stabilization in the annual number of disasters. The decrease in the number of reported natural disasters in 2016 was mostly due to the number of meteorological disasters (96), which was the lowest since 2006 at 21.4 % below the 2006-2015 annual average (122.1).

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