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

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Economic loss due to disasters relative to GDP, % (SDG 1.5.2 / SDG 11.5.2) Injured or ill people due to disasters (number) Natural disasters - biological, total people affected, thousands Natural disasters - geophysical, deaths/million

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