10 facts about disasters and the effects they have had in recent years
1.Over 2.6 billion people have been affected by natural disasters in the past decade.
2.The number of natural disasters has quadrupled in the past 30 years.
3.There have been over 3,400 floods worldwide since 1980.
4.The cost of damage caused by disasters is 15 times higher than it was 50 years ago.
5.Geophysical disasters killed an average of 69,098 people per year (2001-2010 )
6.More than 2,600 severe storms have occurred in the last 30 years.
7.Hydrological disasters made an average of 106.7 million victims per year(2001-2010)
8.The greatest famine in history killed around 45 million people in China (1958-1962)
9.In 2010, Haiti suffered the deadliest earthquake in almost 500 years, killing over 316,000 people.
10. The total cost of damage caused by natural disasters in the 1990s reached over $650 billion.