Thirty Years of Natural Disasters 1974-2003: The Numbers


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Over the last 30 years, 6,367 natural disasters killed more than 2 million people. A cumulative total of 5.1 billion individuals were affected, of which 182 million were left homeless.These same disasters caused US$1.4 trillion worth of damages. Data on natural disasters and their impact on populations and economies play an essential role in understanding the factors that increase human vulnerability and the importance of disaster preparedness, mitigation and prevention.


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Publisher
Presses universitaires de Louvain
Author
Debarati Guha-Sapir, David Hargitt, Philippe Hoyois,
Collection
Hors collection (Presses universitaires de Louvain)
Language
English
Publisher Category
Economics and Social Sciences > Population and Development Sciences > Development Studies
Publisher Category
Economics and Social Sciences > Population and Development Sciences > Economics of development
Publisher Category
Medecine > Public Health
Onix Audience Codes
06 Professional and scholarly
Title First Published
2004
Type of Work
Monograph
Original Language
English

Paperback


Publication Date
01 January 2004
ISBN-13
9782930344713
Extent
Main content page count : 188
Code
2930344717
Dimensions
16.5 x 24.5 x 1.1 cm
Weight
332 grams
List Price
10.00 €
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

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Contents


A look behind the numbers

Disaster data – handle with care

Disasters have evolved over time

Where do disasters occur?

How are people affected by disasters?

The inextricable link between poverty and disaste