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UN/ISDR Releases 2007 Disaster Figures

Disasters_2 18 January 2008: UN/ISDR's 2007 disaster figures reveal that 2007 witnessed a marked increase in the number of floods compared with the average of the last seven years, and Asia was the continent hit hardest by disasters.

According to figures released by the Belgian WHO collaborating Center for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters, eight out of the 10 countries with the highest disaster deaths of 2007 were in Asia, with 4,234 killed in Bangladesh by cyclone Sidr last November, and more than 3,000 fatalities from severe floods in Bangladesh, India, North Korea and China.

DISASTER FIGURES 2007 | PRESS RELEASES |