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Affected people are those requiring immediate assistance during a natural disaster-related emergency including food, water, shelter, sanitation and immediate medical assistance. The definition includes cases of infectious disease introduced in a region or a population that is normally free from that disease, expressed as thousands in a year or average number in thousands over a period of years.

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Technological disasters, economic damages, % GDP Natural disasters, people injured thousands Number of people whose livelihoods were disrupted or destroyed due to disasters (number) Natural disasters, biological, economic damages, % GDP

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