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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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Natural disasters - climatological, economic damages, % GDP Housing loss due to disasters (millions of current USD) Natural disasters - hydrological, total people affected, per 1,000 pop Natural disasters, total people affected, per 1,000 pop

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