• Gustavo Bernal Torres

The Cost of 20 Years of Natural Disasters

UN Report charts huge rise in climate disasters-

  • In the period 2000 to 2019, there were 7,348 major recorded disaster events claiming 1.23 million lives, affecting 4.2 billion people (many on more than one occasion) resulting in approximately US$2.97 trillion in global economic losses.

  • This is a sharp increase over the previous twenty years.

  • Between 1980 and 1999, 4,212 disasters were linked to natural hazards worldwide claiming approximately 1.19 million lives and affecting 3.25 billion people resulting in approximately US$1.63 trillion in economic losses.

Source: https://www.undrr.org/news/drrday-un-report-charts-huge-rise-climate-disasters

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