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Definition
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. Indicator calculations: Per thousand population figures are based on population figures.

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Technological disasters, people made homeless Complex disasters, economic damages, % GDP Technological disasters, total people affected Housing loss due to disasters, by hazard type (millions of current USD)

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