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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. Indicator calculations: Per thousand population figures are based on population figures.

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Natural disasters - meteorological, number of events Natural disasters, economic damages, $ GDP Cultural loss due to disasters (millions of current USD) Natural disasters - geophysical, number of events

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