The Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), together with the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), have published the annual report on "Disaster in Numbers" for 2022. Based on the Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT) data, the report presents the disaster impacts of 2022.
The "2022 Disasters in Numbers" report presents the 387 natural hazards and disasters recorded by EM-DAT, which resulted in the loss of 30.704 lives, affected around 185 million individuals, and induced economic losses amounting to $223.8 billion. The report discloses in figures the occurrence of disasters, also specifying disasters by type, the human impact of those disasters, by deaths and populations affected, and the economic losses triggered by disasters. A brief executive summary of the report is also included.
The report draws attention to the importance of improving mortality data, as indicated in the 2015-2030 UN Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, and the need for measuring the effectiveness of risk management policies worldwide, as well as the expected future trajectory of disasters.
For more information on the "2022 Disasters in Numbers" report, click here.