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NATURAL & MAN-MADE DISASTER INFORMATION

The World Health Organization estimates that one-third of the world is well-fed, one-third is under-fed and one-third is starving.

There were 923 million hungry people in the world in 2007, an increase of 80 million since 1990, despite the fact that the world already produces enough food to feed everyone - 6 billion people - and could feed double - 12 billion people.

Year

1970

1980

1990

2005

2007

Share of hungry people in the developing world

37%

28%

20%

16%

17%

* 1 person dies every second as a result of hunger - 4000 every hour - 100 000 each day - 36 million each year - 58 % of all deaths (2001-2004 estimates).

* 1 child dies every 5 seconds as a result of hunger - 700 every hour - 16 000 each day - 6 million each year - 60% of all child deaths (2002-2008 estimates).

* Malaria takes 2 - 5 million lives worldwide every year.

DISASTERS BY DEATH TOLL SINCE 1990

Year

Location

Disaster

DeathToll

2011

Thailand

Flood

500+

2011

Brazil

Flood

1000

2011

Japan

Earthquake/tsunami

15,729

2010/11

Australia

Flood

35

2010

Haiti

Earthquake

222,570

2010

Russia

Heat Wave

56,000

2010/2011

Pakistan

Flood

1,300+ (20 million affected)

2004

Indian Ocean

Earthquake/tsunami

229,866

2004

Bangladesh

Flood

600 (4 million affected)

2003

Europe

Heat Wave

37,451

1999

Venezuala

Mudslides

20,006

2005

Pakistan Kashmir

Earthquake

86,000

2008

Sichuan, China

Earthquake

69,197

1990

Manjil Rudbar Iran

Earthquake

35,000

2001

Gujurat, India

Earthquake

20,000

1999

Izmit, Turkey

Earthquake

17,118

1993

Latur, India

Earthquake

9,748

2006

Europe

Heatwave

3,418

2003

India

Heatwave

1,900

1995

Chicago USA

Heatwave

739

1996

Bangladesh Tangail

Tornado

440

2008

Myanmar

Cyclone Nargis

146,000

1991

Bangladesh

Cyclone

138,866

1997

Indonesia

Wildfire

240

2008

Afghanistan

Blizzard

1,337

2008

China

Blizzard

133

1996-8

North Korea

Famine

1,200,000

2003

Iran

Earthquake

26.271

In addition 3,800,000 - 5,400,000 died 1993-2003 in the 1st Congo War ; nearly 2,000,000 in Afghanistan 1979 to present and 1,000,000 - 3,000,000 in Iraq 2003 to present (including famine)

In 20th Century to date 80 - 250 million died from malaria ; 40 - 100 million from tuberculosis ; 26 million from AIDS and 775 in 2002-3 from SARS.

FAMINE/FOOD CRISIS

Iraq 1990

Nigeria 2005

Somalia 1991-3

Myanmar 2008

North Korea 1996

North Korea 2008

Sudan 1998

Horn of Africa 2008

Northeastern Brazil 1998

Afghanistan 2008

Ethiopia 1998-2000

Bangladesh 2008

Congo 1998-2004

East Africa 2008

Zimbabwe 2000-2008

Tajikistan 2008

Darfur 2003

Kenya 2009

Malawi 2005

 

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