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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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Natural disasters, climatological, economic damages, % GDP Complex disasters, people affected, thousands Deaths and missing persons due to disasters, by hazard type (number) Natural disasters, geophysical, economic damages, % GDP

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