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Table 6 Effects of reported natural disasters (1900–2013) according to continent

From: Extreme weather events in developing countries and related injuries and mental health disorders - a systematic review

Continent Occurrence Persons dead Persons injured Persons homeless Total damage (in 1,000 USD)
Africa 1,422 879,837 42,786 7,694,237 14,338,143
Americas 2,591 237,128 1,935,341 7,331,807 837,539,590
Asia 3,925 17,784,181 2,590,169 128,323,963 643,657,316
Europe 1,307 1,373,994 53,501 1,967,437 270,889,910
Oceania 463 4,175 6,562 374,990 45,846,105
  1. Explanation: category of natural disasters comprising subgroups of climatological, hydrological, and meteorological disasters (including drought, extreme temperature, flood, mass movement (wet), storm)