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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, biological, total people affected,per 1,000 pop Natural disasters, meteorological, economic damages, million 2005 $/yr Disruptions to educational services due to disasters (number) Directly affected persons due to disasters, per 100,000 population (SDG 1.5.1 / SDG 11.5.1 / SDG 13.1.1)

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