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India Disasters Stats

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  • Disaster risk reduction progress score > 1-5 scale; 5=best: Disaster risk reduction progress score (1-5 scale; 5=best). Disaster risk reduction progress score is an average of self-assessment scores, ranging from 1 to 5, submitted by countries under Priority 1 of the Hyogo Framework National Progress Reports. The Hyogo Framework is a global blueprint for disaster risk reduction efforts that was adopted by 168 countries in 2005. Assessments of "Priority 1" include four indicators that reflect the degree to which countries have prioritized disaster risk reduction and the strengthening of relevant institutions.
  • Tsunami > Death toll: The official death toll (as of Saturday, Jan 22nd, 2005 - 06:30 PM GMT).
  • Tsunami > Death toll per million: The official death toll (as of Saturday, Jan 22nd, 2005 - 06:30 PM GMT). Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Tsunami > Economic impact: The tsunami that has devastated parts of Asia and killed more than 28,400 has affected companies, economies and markets across the globe.

    Here is a snapshot of some of the financial effects of the disaster (as of Saturday, Jan 22nd, 2005 - 06:30 PM GMT).

  • Tsunami > Funds pledged per capita: Funds pledged by the governments of developed countries for tsunami relief (as of September 30th 2005). The World Bank has pledged $250 million and the European Union $44 million. There have been significant amounts coming in from the UN and other aid agencies like IMF, UNDP, UNESCO, Red Cross, etc. which are not mentioned here. Private donations and collections from media campaigns are also high in many European countries, but have not been included here. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Tsunami > Funds pledged, % of GDP: Funds pledged by the governments of developed countries for tsunami relief (as of September 30th 2005). The World Bank has pledged $250 million and the European Union $44 million. There have been significant amounts coming in from the UN and other aid agencies like IMF, UNDP, UNESCO, Red Cross, etc. which are not mentioned here. Private donations and collections from media campaigns are also high in many European countries, but have not been included here. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Tsunami > International aid packages: Countries around the globe have stepped forward with pledges of cash and assistance to the victims of the southern Asian earthquake and tsunami disaster.

    The following is a list of contributions pledged by countries, (as of Saturday, Jan 22nd, 2005 - 06:30 PM GMT) compiled from reports by Reuters bureaux and United Nations agencies.

    There are packages coming from international Aid agencies like the IMF, The Red Cross, UNEP, UNICEF and WHO.

  • Tsunami > Total aid package > Per $ GDP: This is a chart of the total aid coming in from the following countries. It includes the funds pledged by the respective governments and the amounts collected by NGOs and the public (as of Saturday, Jan 22nd, 2005 - 06:30 PM GMT). Aid" is an ambiguous term that may cover a wide variety of methods, such as 'soft' loans or 'tied aid', where the money has to be spent buying goods ands services from the donating country. The numbers below also represent only the pledged contributions. Arguably, only funds that are actually transferred should be counted. For example, after the Bam earthquake in December 2003, the Iranian government received only USD 17.5 million of the USD one billion that was promised. Per $ GDP figures expressed per $1 billion of Gross Domestic Product.
  • Tsunami > Total aid package per capita: This is a chart of the total aid coming in from the following countries. It includes the funds pledged by the respective governments and the amounts collected by NGOs and the public (as of Saturday, Jan 22nd, 2005 - 06:30 PM GMT). Aid" is an ambiguous term that may cover a wide variety of methods, such as 'soft' loans or 'tied aid', where the money has to be spent buying goods ands services from the donating country. The numbers below also represent only the pledged contributions. Arguably, only funds that are actually transferred should be counted. For example, after the Bam earthquake in December 2003, the Iranian government received only USD 17.5 million of the USD one billion that was promised. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Tsunami > Total aid package, % of GDP: This is a chart of the total aid coming in from the following countries. It includes the funds pledged by the respective governments and the amounts collected by NGOs and the public (as of Saturday, Jan 22nd, 2005 - 06:30 PM GMT). Aid" is an ambiguous term that may cover a wide variety of methods, such as 'soft' loans or 'tied aid', where the money has to be spent buying goods ands services from the donating country. The numbers below also represent only the pledged contributions. Arguably, only funds that are actually transferred should be counted. For example, after the Bam earthquake in December 2003, the Iranian government received only USD 17.5 million of the USD one billion that was promised. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Tsunami aid recipients: Amount of aid (in US Dollars) recieved for Tsunami relief efforts. Total funds committed.
  • Tsunami aid recipients > Per $ GDP: Amount of aid (in US Dollars) recieved for Tsunami relief efforts. Total funds committed. Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1,000 $ gross domestic product.
  • Tsunami aid recipients per capita: Amount of aid (in US Dollars) recieved for Tsunami relief efforts. Total funds committed. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Disaster risk reduction progress score > 1-5 scale; 5=best 3.25 2011 42nd out of 83
Humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake > Amounts as percentages of GDP > 2003 or earlier 599 2004 9th out of 29
Storm deaths > 2009 205 2009 2nd out of 12
Tsunami > Death toll 15,493 2005 3rd out of 14
Tsunami > Death toll per million 13.75 2005 7th out of 14
Tsunami > Economic impact Leading industry chambers, Confederation of Indian Industry and Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday said the loss caused by Tsunami disaster was limited to shipping, tourism and marine products export sectors but refused to guess the quantum of economic damage at this point of time. However, based on feedback from its affiliated chambers in Chennai, Cochin, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, Assocham said that infrastructure worth more than Rs 3,000 crore (Rs 20 billion) was destroyed by the wall of waves but the manufacturing sector remained leargely unaffected. ($1=Rs43.00 approx) 2005
Tsunami > Funds pledged per capita $0.02 2005 35th out of 36
Tsunami > Funds pledged, % of GDP 0.00276% 2005 31st out of 36
Tsunami > International aid packages The Indian military is staging its biggest relief operation ever in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Indonesia. This involves at least 16,000 troops, 32 navy ships, 41 aircraft including at least 16 helicopters, several medical teams and a mobile hospital. The air force has so far lifted 10,000 tonnes of relief supplies. 2005
Tsunami > Total aid package > Per $ GDP $55,137.10 per $1 billion 2005 31st out of 36
Tsunami > Total aid package per capita $0.16 2005 33th out of 36
Tsunami > Total aid package, % of GDP 0.0219% 2005 17th out of 36
Tsunami aid recipients $67.00 million 2005 4th out of 9
Tsunami aid recipients > Per $ GDP 0.02 per $1,000 2005 6th out of 7
Tsunami aid recipients per capita $0.06 2005 8th out of 9

SOURCES: (UNISDR, 2009-2011 Progress Reports, http://www.preventionweb.net/english/hyogo).; Wikipedia: Humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake; Wikipedia: Global storm activity of 2009; BBC, CBC, Wikipedia, Reuters; BBC, CBC, Wikipedia, Reuters. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; BBC, Bloomberg, BBC, Rediff, The Herald Sun, The Indian Express and The Reuters; OECD, Wikipedia, The Australian, BBC, Bloomberg, The Indian Express, CNN and The Reuters. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; OECD, Wikipedia, The Australian, BBC, Bloomberg, The Indian Express, CNN and The Reuters. GDP figures sourced from World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.; BBC, Alert net by Reuters, Sify news and The Age; Wikipedia, The Australian, BBC, Bloomberg, The Indian Express, CNN and The Reuters; Wikipedia, The Australian, BBC, Bloomberg, The Indian Express, CNN and The Reuters. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Wikipedia, The Australian, BBC, Bloomberg, The Indian Express, CNN and The Reuters. GDP figures sourced from World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.; OECD, October 2005.; OECD, October 2005. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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