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People > Droughts, floods, extreme temperatures > % of population, average 1990-2009: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Droughts, floods, extreme temperatures (% of population, average 1990-2009). Droughts, floods and extreme temperatures is the annual average percentage of the population that is affected by natural disasters classified as either droughts, floods, or extreme temperature events. A drought is an extended period of time characterized by a deficiency in a region's water supply that is the result of constantly below average precipitation. A drought can lead to losses to agriculture, affect inland navigation and hydropower plants, and cause a lack of drinking water and famine. A flood is a significant rise of water level in a stream, lake, reservoir or coastal region. Extreme temperature events are either cold waves or heat waves. A cold wave can be both a prolonged period of excessively cold weather and the sudden invasion of very cold air over a large area. Along with frost it can cause damage to agriculture, infrastructure, and property. A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessively hot and sometimes also humid weather relative to normal climate patterns of a certain region. Population affected is the number of people injured, left homeless or requiring immediate assistance during a period of emergency resulting from a natural disaster; it can also include displaced or evacuated people. Average percentage of population affected is calculated by dividing the sum of total affected for the period stated by the sum of the annual population figures for the period stated.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Swaziland 9.23% 2009
2 Malawi 8.82% 2009
3 China 7.95% 2009
4 Niger 7.53% 2009
5 Eritrea 7.32% 2009
6 Guyana 7.17% 2009
7 Djibouti 6.8% 2009
8 Cambodia 6.64% 2009
9 Kenya 6.48% 2009
10 Tajikistan 5.38% 2009
11 Albania 5.27% 2009
12 Kiribati 5% 2009
13 Somalia 4.6% 2009
14 Bangladesh 4.58% 2009
15 India 4.36% 2009
16 Zambia 4.2% 2009
17 Thailand 3.75% 2009
18 Mozambique 3.66% 2009
19 Lesotho 3.4% 2009
20 Namibia 3.4% 2009
21 Ethiopia 3.26% 2009
22 Mauritania 3.08% 2009
23 Iran 3.06% 2009
24 Australia 3.05% 2009
25 Sudan 2.77% 2009
26 Chad 2.71% 2009
27 Laos 2.69% 2009
28 Mongolia 2.56% 2009
29 North Korea 2.5% 2009
30 Burundi 2.38% 2009
South Asia average (profile) 2.21% 2009
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 2.19% 2009
31 Sri Lanka 2.16% 2009
32 Kyrgyzstan 2.07% 2009
33 Peru 1.95% 2009
34 Liberia 1.87% 2009
35 South Africa 1.81% 2009
36 Fiji 1.73% 2009
South and Central Asia average (profile) 1.67% 2009
Former French colonies average (profile) 1.67% 2009
37 Vietnam 1.6% 2009
38 Tanzania 1.5% 2009
Muslim countries average (profile) 1.37% 2009
39 Federated States of Micronesia 1.35% 2009
40 Guatemala 1.31% 2009
41 Bolivia 1.3% 2009
42 Rwanda 1.3% 2009
43 Honduras 1.26% 2009
44 Burkina Faso 1.25% 2009
45 Jamaica 1.14% 2009
46 Azerbaijan 1.11% 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) 1.08% 2009
47 Afghanistan 1.06% 2009
48 Pakistan 1.06% 2009
49 Angola 1.01% 2009
failed states average (profile) 1.01% 2009
Emerging markets average (profile) 0.982% 2009
50 Ghana 0.974% 2009
Religious countries average (profile) 0.923% 2009
51 Madagascar 0.865% 2009
52 Benin 0.858% 2009
53 Uganda 0.851% 2009
54 Haiti 0.84% 2009
55 Nicaragua 0.834% 2009
56 Philippines 0.806% 2009
57 Belize 0.806% 2009
58 Georgia 0.77% 2009
59 Botswana 0.74% 2009
60 Papua New Guinea 0.731% 2009
61 Spain 0.729% 2009
62 Cuba 0.727% 2009
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 0.727% 2009
63 Paraguay 0.715% 2009
64 Nepal 0.704% 2009
65 Costa Rica 0.701% 2009
66 Colombia 0.657% 2009
Cold countries average (profile) 0.654% 2009
67 Mali 0.653% 2009
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 0.643% 2009
68 Senegal 0.598% 2009
69 Guinea-Bissau 0.541% 2009
70 Togo 0.508% 2009
71 Syria 0.508% 2009
72 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.493% 2009
Eastern Europe average (profile) 0.491% 2009
73 Brazil 0.482% 2009
OPEC countries average (profile) 0.482% 2009
74 Armenia 0.478% 2009
75 Jordan 0.369% 2009
76 El Salvador 0.361% 2009
77 Moldova 0.344% 2009
78 Suriname 0.34% 2009
79 Ecuador 0.336% 2009
80 Republic of Macedonia 0.305% 2009
81 Ukraine 0.269% 2009
82 Uruguay 0.265% 2009
83 Republic of the Congo 0.263% 2009
84 Chile 0.26% 2009
NATO countries average (profile) 0.256% 2009
Europe average (profile) 0.253% 2009
85 Sierra Leone 0.247% 2009
86 Kazakhstan 0.217% 2009
87 United States 0.214% 2009
88 The Gambia 0.197% 2009
89 Panama 0.196% 2009
90 Central African Republic 0.182% 2009
91 Guinea 0.18% 2009
92 Argentina 0.167% 2009
93 Indonesia 0.161% 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 0.158% 2009
94 Czech Republic 0.156% 2009
95 Venezuela 0.155% 2009
96 Mexico 0.15% 2009
97 Turkey 0.137% 2009
98 Russia 0.133% 2009
99 Uzbekistan 0.124% 2009
100 Vanuatu 0.106% 2009
101 Yemen 0.0994% 2009
102 Tunisia 0.0985% 2009
103 Malaysia 0.0969% 2009
104 Burma 0.0924% 2009
105 Solomon Islands 0.0903% 2009
106 Hungary 0.0881% 2009
107 Romania 0.085% 2009
108 South Korea 0.0803% 2009
109 Dominican Republic 0.0787% 2009
110 Seychelles 0.078% 2009
111 Morocco 0.0757% 2009
112 Cameroon 0.0724% 2009
113 Marshall Islands 0.0584% 2009
114 Nigeria 0.055% 2009
Eurozone average (profile) 0.0518% 2009
European Union average (profile) 0.0476% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.0463% 2009
115 Slovakia 0.0449% 2009
116 Algeria 0.0392% 2009
117 Austria 0.0382% 2009
118 Germany 0.0328% 2009
119 United Kingdom 0.0324% 2009
120 Poland 0.032% 2009
121 Maldives 0.0306% 2009
122 East Timor 0.0251% 2009
123 Lebanon 0.0231% 2009
124 Comoros 0.0222% 2009
125 Belarus 0.022% 2009
126 Japan 0.021% 2009
127 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.0179% 2009
128 Puerto Rico 0.0165% 2009
129 Iraq 0.0148% 2009
130 Bhutan 0.0135% 2009
131 Egypt 0.0122% 2009
132 Montenegro 0.0122% 2009
133 New Zealand 0.0109% 2009
134 Canada 0.0107% 2009
135 Serbia 0.0107% 2009
136 Cape Verde 0.00984% 2009
137 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.00924% 2009
138 Bulgaria 0.00855% 2009
139 Italy 0.0071% 2009
140 Norway 0.0068% 2009
141 Greece 0.00658% 2009
142 France 0.00572% 2009
143 Saudi Arabia 0.00566% 2009
144 Ireland 0.00491% 2009
145 Netherlands 0.00474% 2009
146 Hong Kong 0.00435% 2009
147 Switzerland 0.00389% 2009
148 Cyprus 0.00268% 2009
149 Croatia 0.00249% 2009
150 Portugal 0.0018% 2009
151 Belgium 0.00169% 2009
152 Trinidad and Tobago 0.000818% 2009
153 Israel 0.000811% 2009
154 Cote d'Ivoire 0.000757% 2009
155 Kuwait 0.000567% 2009
156 Turkmenistan 0.000475% 2009
157 Finland 0.000387% 2009
158 American Samoa 0.000262% 2009
=159 Libya 0.0 2009
=159 Mauritius 0.0 2009
=159 Luxembourg 0.0 2009
=159 Denmark 0.0 2009
=159 Estonia 0.0 2009
=159 Lithuania 0.0 2009
=159 Slovenia 0.0 2009
=159 Samoa 0.0 2009
=159 Sweden 0.0 2009
=159 Latvia 0.0 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Droughts, floods, extreme temperatures > % of population, average 1990-2009. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", EM-DAT: The OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database: www.emdat.be, Universitxe9 Catholique de Louvain, Brussels (Belgium), World Bank. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Droughts,-floods,-extreme-temperatures/%-of-population,-average-1990--2009

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