Number of Natural Disasters per Year

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How many natural disasters are there each year?


According to the Annual Disaster Statistical Review 2009, published by the International Disaster Database (EM-DAT), between 2000 and 2008 there have been 392 natural disasters around the world each year, on average. Asia is the most affected continent – 40% of all natural disasters occurred there. Every year, natural disasters’ victims amount to 230.8 million people.

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