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Definition
See Natural disasters - economic damages definition. Meteorological disaster refers to a hazard caused by short-lived, micro- to meso-scale extreme weather and atmospheric conditions that last from minutes to days. Indicator calculations: The proportion of GDP is based on million United States dollar values from EM-DAT divided by GDP in current United States dollars.

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Natural disasters, climatological, economic damages, % GDP Natural disasters, meteorological, people injured thousands Deaths and missing persons due to disasters, per 100,000 population (SDG 1.5.1 / SDG 11.5.1 / SDG 13.1.1) Natural disasters, geophysical, total people affected, per 1,000 pop

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