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Switzerland

Switzerland Disasters Stats

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  • Chernobyl > Contaminated area (percent of country): This stat shows the percentage of the listed countries' surface that was contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, in the radiation range from 37 to 185 kilobecquerels/m2 of Caesium 3, a radioactive isotope of caesium which is one of the more common products of nuclear fission. This was the lowest level of radioactivity detected in Europe, and some of these countries received higher levels of contamination, although in less extensive areas.
  • Funds commited to Tsunami aid: Total amount of funds commited to Tsunami aid. Fund commitments refer to the amount of money governments have officially set aside for Tsunami relief. Funds pledged (click here to view the statistic) refers to the amount countries have publicly announced they would contribute. Hence, pledges can often fall far short of the final commitment.
  • Funds commited to Tsunami aid > Per $ GDP: Total amount of funds commited to Tsunami aid. Fund commitments refer to the amount of money governments have officially set aside for Tsunami relief. Funds pledged (click here to view the statistic) refers to the amount countries have publicly announced they would contribute. Hence, pledges can often fall far short of the final commitment. Per $ GDP figures expressed per 100 $ gross domestic product.
  • Funds commited to Tsunami aid per capita: Total amount of funds commited to Tsunami aid. Fund commitments refer to the amount of money governments have officially set aside for Tsunami relief. Funds pledged (click here to view the statistic) refers to the amount countries have publicly announced they would contribute. Hence, pledges can often fall far short of the final commitment. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Funds committed to emergency Tsunami aid: Amount of funds (in US Dollars) committed to emergency aid. Emergency aid commitments refers to the amount of money governments have officially contributed and have quickly dispersed for emergency Tsunami relief. This amount is taken out of the total aid commitment (click here to view the total Tsunami aid commitment statistic).
  • Funds committed to emergency Tsunami aid > Per $ GDP: Amount of funds (in US Dollars) committed to emergency aid. Emergency aid commitments refers to the amount of money governments have officially contributed and have quickly dispersed for emergency Tsunami relief. This amount is taken out of the total aid commitment (click here to view the total Tsunami aid commitment statistic). Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1,000 $ gross domestic product.
  • Funds committed to emergency Tsunami aid per capita: Amount of funds (in US Dollars) committed to emergency aid. Emergency aid commitments refers to the amount of money governments have officially contributed and have quickly dispersed for emergency Tsunami relief. This amount is taken out of the total aid commitment (click here to view the total Tsunami aid commitment statistic). Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Tsunami > Foreign tourists missing: Number of foreign tourists visiting the tsunami hit areas who are not reachable, (as of Saturday, Jan 22nd, 2005 - 06:30 PM GMT).
  • Tsunami > Foreigners death toll: The number of foreigners feared dead is in the range of thousands. Only 112 foreigners have been confirmed dead and the countrywise breakup of the persons identified is given below (as of Saturday, Jan 22nd, 2005 - 06:30 PM GMT).
  • Tsunami > Foreigners death toll per million: The number of foreigners feared dead is in the range of thousands. Only 112 foreigners have been confirmed dead and the countrywise breakup of the persons identified is given below (as of Saturday, Jan 22nd, 2005 - 06:30 PM GMT). Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Tsunami > Funds pledged > Per $ 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. Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1,000 $ gross domestic product.
  • 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 > 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
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Chernobyl > Contaminated area (percent of country) 3.1% 2013 6th out of 13
Funds commited to Tsunami aid $29.00 million 2005 18th out of 22
Funds commited to Tsunami aid > Per $ GDP 0.012 per $100 2005 16th out of 22
Funds commited to Tsunami aid per capita $3.90 2005 12th out of 22
Funds committed to emergency Tsunami aid $14.00 million 2005 17th out of 22
Funds committed to emergency Tsunami aid > Per $ GDP 0.056 per $1,000 2005 14th out of 22
Funds committed to emergency Tsunami aid per capita $1.88 2005 14th out of 22
Humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake > Amounts as percentages of GDP > 2003 or earlier 309.5 2004 12th out of 29
Humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake > Pledged amounts as percentages of GDP > Aid (to 157.9 2004
Tsunami > Foreign tourists missing 500 2005 4th out of 37
Tsunami > Foreigners death toll 23 2005 5th out of 34
Tsunami > Foreigners death toll per million 3.09 2005 4th out of 33
Tsunami > Funds pledged > Per $ GDP 0.115 per $1,000 2005 19th out of 37
Tsunami > Funds pledged per capita $3.90 2005 18th out of 36
Tsunami > Total aid package, % of GDP 0.041% 2005 10th out of 36

SOURCES: Wikipedia: Chernobyl disaster (Areas of Europe contaminated with Cs) "3.1.5. Deposition of radionuclides on soil surfaces" (PDF). Environmental Consequences of the Chernobyl Accident and their Remediation: Twenty Years of Experience, Report of the Chernobyl Forum Expert Group ‘Environment’ . Vienna: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). 2006. pp. 23–25. ISBN 92-0-114705-8 . Retrieved 2013-09-12, Ikäheimonen, T.K. (ed.). Ympäristön Radioaktiivisuus Suomessa – 20 Vuotta Tshernobylista [ Environmental Radioactivity in Finland - 20 Years from Chernobyl ] . Säteilyturvakeskus Stralsäkerhetscentralen (STUK, Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority), Gould, Peter (1990). Fire In the Rain: The Dramatic Consequences of Chernobyl . Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Press.); 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.; 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.; Wikipedia: Humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake; BBC, Wikipedia, Norwegian ministry of foreign affairs, Reuters, US State Department, CBC News, http://www.stuff.co.nz/ and CNN; BBC, CNN, Wikipedia, Norwegian ministry of foreign affairs and French deputy foreign minister Renaud Muselier; BBC, CNN, Wikipedia, Norwegian ministry of foreign affairs and French deputy foreign minister Renaud Muselier. 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; 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.; 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.

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Switzerland Disasters Profiles (Subcategories)

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