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People suffering from physical injuries, trauma or an illness requiring medical treatment as a direct result of a disaster. 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 period of years.

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Natural disasters - meteorological, economic damages, % GDP Natural disasters - climatological, total people affected, per 1,000 pop Natural disasters - hydrological, people affected, per 1,000 pop Number of people affected by disaster (number)

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