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Developing World Natural Disasters (5 year lagged moving averages)
EM-DAT: The OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

In 2014, more than 51.2 million people were displaced by conflict, more than at any time since World War II, and displacements are increasingly prolonged.

Today, 805 million people are chronically undernourished—nearly three times the population of the U.S.

Over the past thirty years, the number of disasters worldwide has risen drastically. The impacts of climate change and other extreme weather events, combined with the growth of densely populated urban centers in areas vulnerable to natural disasters, are increasing the risk of large-scale displacement, damage and death due to natural disasters.

 

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Last updated: March 06, 2015

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