Number of people displaced by disasters worldwide, by type 2008-2014

This statistic shows the number of people displaced worldwide from 2008 to 2014, by disaster type. In 2014, about 17.5 million people worldwide were displaced due to weather-related disaster, and 1.7 million people were displaced due to a geophysical disaster.

Number of people displaced worldwide by disasters from 2008 to 2014, by disaster type

Weather disasterGeophysical disaster
200820.815.8
200915.31.5
201038.34
201113.91.1
201231.70.7
201320.41.8
201417.51.7
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Sources

Release date

September 2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2008 to 2014

Supplementary notes

Geophysical disasters include earthquakes, mass movements, and volcanic activity. Weather disasters include storms, extreme temperatures, floods, landslides, wave action, droughts, and wildfires.

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