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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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Natural disasters - hydrological, people made homeless Industrial accident, Oil spill (total damage, millions) Natural disasters - geophysical, people affected, per 1,000 pop Number of missing persons due to disasters (number)

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