2010 Disasters in Numbers – International Strategy for Disaster Reduction – 24 January 2011

Posted on January 28, 2011. Filed under: Disaster Management | Tags: |

2010 Disasters in Numbers – International Strategy for Disaster Reduction – 24 January 2011

Extract from the press release: 

“Geneva – Some 373 natural disasters killed over 296,800 people in 2010, affecting nearly 208 million others and costing nearly US$110 billion, according to the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED).

The top two most lethal disasters — the 12 January earthquake in Haiti, which killed over 222,500 people, as well as the Russian heat wave in summer, which caused about 56,000 fatalities made 2010 the deadliest years in at least two decades.”

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