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The impacts of disasters since the 1992 Earth Summit

Impacts of Disasters since the 1992 Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit In 1992, the United Nations organized a conference on environment and development in Rio de Janeiro, called the Earth Summit. The purpose of the conference was to rethink economic growth, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection. 4.4 1.3 Twenty years later, the UN is organizing Rio+20, a chance to move avway from business-as-usual and to end poverty, $42.0 BILLION AFFECTED TRILLION DAMAGE (USD) MILLION KILLED address environmental destruction and Roughly 64% of the world's population'. Approximately 25 years of total Overseas Development Aid?. Comparable to over 1500 airplane crashes. build a bridge to the future. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) plays an important part in this future of sustainable development. Impact by disasters 2437 720 759708 People Affected Damage People Killed 636 Here's a look at the impact of disasters since the Earth Summit (1992-2012). (millions) 480 (USD billions) 1141 628 112 237268 156770 155799 96 71 42 17688 2472 5.6 5.6 2.5 5.5 0.3 1549 821 UNISDR The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Impact by top 10 countries Created on 11 June 2012 DATA SOURCES China 2.5 BILLION India 928 million Japan China P Rep 402 billion Haiti 230675 Indonesia 185152 Bangladesh Philippines Thailand Pakistan USA 136 million 331 billion 45 billion Myanmar China P Rep 139351 EM-DAT: - The OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database; Data version: 11 June 2012 - v12.07; Disasters: Natural Disasters as categorized in EM-DAT; Affected: The sum of injured, homeless, and people requiring immediate assistance during a period of emergency - it can also include displaced or evacuated people.from disasters; Damage: Estimated figures; Killed: Persons confirmed as dead and persons missing and presumed dead. 92 million Thailand 128298 India 72 million 64 million 46 million 43 billion India 103182 Italy Germany France 36 billion Pakistan 85332 Ethiopia Kenya Iran Islam Rep 40 million 31 billion 21 billion Russia Sai Lanka 61152 560 BILLION in damage (USD) Australia 'UN Stats - Estimated mid-year world population for 2010 is 6.9 billion. 44 million 36000 Chile 31 billion people killed ran Islam Rep 32680 OECD - ODA from 1986-2010 totals approximately USD1.7 trillion. people affected Viet Nam 39 million 28 billion Venezuela 30463 ' Airbus - A380 maximum capacity is 853. pool zybnojg Earthquake Extreme temperature 8 A juawanou ssew Volcano E шоs Earthquake poo E aybnoug Extreme temperature Wildfire Mass movement E Earthquake Extreme temperature Mass movement E ouesjon

The impacts of disasters since the 1992 Earth Summit

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Over the last twenty years, it is conservatively estimated that disasters have killed 1.3 million people, affected 4.4 billion and resulted in economic losses of $2 trillion. These are staggering numb...




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