Share of global deaths from natural disasters by region 2017

Distribution of fatalities due to natural catastrophes worldwide in 2017, by region*

Share of global deaths from natural disasters by region 2017 This statistic shows the distribution of fatalities from natural catastrophes in 2017, with a breakdown by region. In this year, 65 percent of deaths due to natural disasters occurred in Asia. There were about 730 loss events recorded in this year.
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Distribution of fatalities due to natural catastrophes worldwide in 2017, by region*

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Share of events
Asia65%
North America, Central America, Caribbean12%
Africa12%
South America7%
Europe4%
Australia/Oceania**1%
Share of events
Asia65%
North America, Central America, Caribbean12%
Africa12%
South America7%
Europe4%
Australia/Oceania**1%
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This statistic shows the distribution of fatalities from natural catastrophes in 2017, with a breakdown by region. In this year, 65 percent of deaths due to natural disasters occurred in Asia. There were about 730 loss events recorded in this year.
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