Annual disaster statistical review: numbers and trends 2007

This publication reports on the effects of disasters on human populations in 2007. This second issue analyses the 2007 disaster figures based on the EM-DAT database with comparisons to previous years.

In this year, 414 natural disasters were reported. They killed 16847 persons, affected more than 211 million others and caused over 74.9 US$ billion in economic damages.

Even if a greater diffusion of disaster occurrence across countries was noted, the toll of human impacts remained concentrated across a small number of disasters and countries. Despite no “mega disaster” being reported, the 10 most important disasters in terms of mortality, victims, and damage accounted for 55.6%, 85.2%, and 66.2% respectively of all the reported deaths, people affected, and damages.

The report includes:

- About EM-DAT, a worldwide database on disasters
- 2007 major disasters and most affected countries
- 2007 disaster figures
- Regional analysis
- Maps, figures and annexes on hazard types
Date:
2008
Author(s):
Scheuren, Jean-Michel; le Polain, Olivier; Below, Regina; Guha-Sapir, Debarati; Ponserre, Sylvain
Pages:
47 p.
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