Global number of deaths from natural disasters 2000-2019

In 2019, there were roughly 11,000 fatalities reported caused by natural disaster events worldwide. The Indian monsoon season floods were the most deadly catastrophe in 2019 with approximately 1,750 reported deaths. Hydrological events, such as floods, have affected the largest number of people in the last decade. 2019 is ranked the eleventh most costly disaster year in the 21st century. The past decade saw the most, costly year to date.

What does a natural disaster cost?

Hurricane Katrina has been one of the costliest disasters in the world, costing the insurance industry some 82.4 billion U.S. dollars. The resilience of societies against catastrophes have been boosted by insurance industry payouts. Nevertheless, insurance payouts are primarily garnered by industrialized countries. In emerging and developing regions, disaster insurance coverage is still limited, despite the need for improved risk management and resilience as a method to mitigate the impact of disasters and to promote sustainable growth.

Number of deaths from natural disaster events globally from 2000 to 2019

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Release date

January 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2000 to 2019

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