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Victims of natural disasters

2016
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This index measures the average share of the population hurt by natural disasters. Victims of natural disasters are defined as people killed or affected (i.e. people requiring immediate food, water, shelter, sanitation or medical assistance). It covers weather and climate-related disasters (such as floods, landslides, storms, droughts and extreme temperatures) as well as geo-physical disasters (such as earthquakes or volcanoes). This index reflects vulnerability to natural shocks, in particular the human impact of natural disasters associated with these shocks. Performance score from 0 to 100. The lowest score reflects the best situation.  

Source: Ferdi calculations from OFDA/ CRED International Disaster Database (EM-DAT).

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