Annual disaster statistical review: numbers and trends 2006

This publication is an analysis of the disaster figures in 2006 compared to 2005 and 2000-04.

CRED has been publishing statistics on disasters every year since 1998, thanks to the generous support of the United States Agency for International Development Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA). This support has allowed to maintain CRED’s Emergency Events database (EM-DAT) which contains essential core data on the occurrences and effects of disasters in the world from 1900 until today. The main objective of EM-DAT is to inform humanitarian initiatives at national and international levels. It also rationalizes decision-making for disaster preparedness, as well as provides an objective base for vulnerability assessment and priority setting.
Reference code:
DRR10438
Date:
2007
Author(s):
Hoyois, P. ; Scheuren, J-M. ; Below, R. ; Guha-Sapir, D.
Pages:
54 p.
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Keywords

Themes:
Health & Health Facilities, Economics of DRR
Hazards:
Cyclone, Drought, Earthquake, Flood, Land Slide, Avalanche, Tornado, Tsunami, Wild Fire
The United Nations General Assembly requested UNISDR to facilitate the development of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction The United Nations General Assembly requested UNISDR to facilitate the development of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.
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