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Disasters of Natural Origin - Total Affected per Million People
Entry ID: geodata_1624


Summary
Abstract: Total affected: In EM-DAT, people that have been injured, affected and left homeless after a disaster are included in this category.

Disaster: Situation or event, which overwhelms local capacity, necessitating a request to national or international level for external assistance; An unforeseen and often sudden event that causes great damage, destruction and human suffering. Though often caused by nature, disasters can have human origins. Wars and civil disturbances that destroy homelands and displace people are included among the causes of disasters. Other causes can be: building collapse, blizzard, drought, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, fire, flood, hazardous material or transportation incident (such as a chemical spill), hurricane, nuclear incident, tornado, or volcano. Natural disasters include : Droughts, Earthquakes, Extreme Temperatures, Floods, Insect infestation, Slides, Volcanic eruptions, Wave/surges, Wild fires and Wind storms.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: -60.5033 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Disasters of Natural Origin - Total Affected per Million People
Dataset Release Date: 2004-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Version: Not provided


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1975-01-01
Stop Date: 2004-12-31


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >BIOLOGICAL HAZARDS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >DROUGHTS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >EARTHQUAKES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >FAMINE    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >FLOODS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >HEAT    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >LAND SUBSIDENCE    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >LANDSLIDES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >SEVERE STORMS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >TORNADOES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >TROPICAL CYCLONES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >TSUNAMIS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >WILDFIRES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >WILDFIRES >WILDFIRE SUPPRESSION    [Definition]


Project
UNEP/GRID >UNEP/Global Resources Information Database    [Information]


Use Constraints
Public


Keywords
Hazards
natural disasters


Data Center
Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.cred.be

Data Center Personnel
Name: D. GUHA-SAPIR
Phone: +32 (0) 2 764.33.27
Fax: +32 (0) 2 764.34.41
Email: cred at epid.ucl.ac.be
Contact Address:
Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters
School of Public Health
Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL)
30.94 Clos Chapelle-aux-Champs
City: Brussels
Postal Code: 1200
Country: Belgium

Global Resource Information Database - Geneva, Division of Early Warning and Assessment, United Nations Environment Programme    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.grid.unep.ch/

Data Center Personnel
Name: UNEP/GRID
Phone: +254-2-621234
Fax: +254-2-226890 or 215787
Email: gridinfo at unep.org
Contact Address:
United Nations Environment Programme
Global Resource Information Database UNEP/GRID
P.O.Box 30552
Province or State: Nairobi
Country: KENYA


Personnel
ANDREA DE BONO
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: geo at unepgrid.ch


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-05-10



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