Euro-Mediterranean Information System on know-how in the Water sector
International portal

News 10 countries hardest hit by weather disasters

In the last 20 years, weather-related disasters have claimed 606,000 lives and left 4.1 billion people injured, homeless or in need of emergency assistance.

The Human Cost of Weather Related Disasters (1995-2015) report from the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Protection (UNISDR) provides an analysis of a 20-year time frame.

Asia experienced the worst effects of the weather, with China and India ranking first and second respectively for the highest absolute number of people affected. In these two countries, more than 3 billion have lost homes and livelihoods in the past 20 years, amounting to 75% of the global total.

Contact information n/a
News type Inbrief
File link
Source of information world economic forum
Keyword(s) weather disasters
Geographical coverage World
News date 10/03/2016
Working language(s) ENGLISH