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Definition
Economic consequences of a disaster, usually direct (e.g., damage to infrastructure, crops and housing) and indirect (e.g., loss of revenues, unemployment and market destabilization). In each case, the registered figure represents the value of damage at the moment of the event; i.e., the figures are true for the year of the event.

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Complex disasters, deaths/million Natural disasters, people affected, per 1,000 pop Damaged critical infrastructure due to disasters, number (SDG 11.5.2) Industrial accident, Chemical spill (total deaths)

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