The Economic and Human Impact of Disasters* in the last 12 years

The Economic and Human Impact of Disasters in the last 12 years

Conceptualized and designed this infographic that shows the Economic and Human Impact of Disasters in the last 12 years. The data is sourced from the Brussels-based Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) and their International Disasters Database (EM-DAT). The idea was to take global disaster statistics and visualize three key variables that UNISDR wanted to convey to the public – the economic and social impacts from natural hazards in the last 12 years. The infographic also includes key disaster events that correspond to the annual figures. The billion and trillion figures have been used by the media and referenced in numerous publications. To download the infographic, visit UNISDR’s Flickr account.

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