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Definition
Affected people are those requiring immediate assistance during a natural disaster-related emergency including food, water, shelter, sanitation and immediate medical assistance. 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 a period of years.

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Disruptions to other basic services due to disasters (number) Damaged of other critical infrastructure units due to disasters (number) Natural disasters - biological, economic damages, million $ Agriculture loss due to disasters, by hazard type (millions of current USD)

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