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UN 20-year review: earthquakes and tsunamis kill more people while climate change is driving up economic losses

UN 20-year review: earthquakes and tsunamis kill more people while climate change is driving up economic losses

GENEVA, 10 October 2018 – The last twenty years have seen a dramatic rise of 151% in direct economic losses from climate-related disasters, according to a report released today by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction in advance of International Day for Disaster Reduction on October 13.

In the period 1998-2017, disaster-hit countries reported direct economic losses of US$2,908 billion of which climate-related disasters accounted for US$2,245 billion or 77% of the total.

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