Victims of the world's major heat waves and cold spells up to 2016

The statistic shows the number of victims, who were affected by major heat waves and cold waves worldwide in the period from 1900 to 2016*. Total 77 million people were affected by the cold wave in China in January 2008.

Number of people affected by significant heat and cold waves worldwide from 1900 to 2016*

Number of victims
China, Jan. 200877,000,000
China, Jan. 20114,033,472
Australia, Feb. 19933,000,500
Peru, June 20042,137,467
Tajikistan, Jan. 20082,000,000
Peru, July 20031,839,888
Australia, Dec. 19941,000,034
Liberia, 19901,000,000
Thailand, Jan. 20141,000,000
Mongolia, Nov. 2015965,000
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Source

Release date

November 2016

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1900 to 2016

Supplementary notes

* Figures are as of November 17, 2016.

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