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Definition
People suffering from physical injuries, trauma or an illness requiring medical treatment as a direct result of a disaster. 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 period of years.

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Industrial accident, Oil spill (total people affected) Natural disasters, biological, economic damages, million $ Natural disasters, meteorological, economic damages, million 2005 $/yr Number of people whose destroyed dwellings were due to disasters (number)

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