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At least 98.6 million people were harmed by natural disasters in 2015.
32 major droughts recorded during 2015, which amounted to more than double the 10-year annual average and affected 50.5 million people.
The five countries hit by the highest number of disasters in 2015 are: China, with 26 disasters; the United states, with 22; India, with 19; Philippines, with 15; and Indonesia, with 11.  

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152 floods affecting 27.5 million people and claiming 3,310 lives. This compares with the 10-year average of 5,938 deaths from floods and 85.1 million people affected
Storms resulted in 996 deaths and affected 10.6 million people around the world in 2015, compared with a 10-year average of 17,778 deaths and 34.9 million people affected, the analysis shows The Belgian-based Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters,  CRED, which helped to compile the analysis, calculates the death toll from 346 major reported disasters this past year was 22,773, including 8,831 deaths from the Nepal earthquake alone. Noting that the overall disaster mortality for 2015 was down on the 10-year average of 76,424 deaths, CRED Director Debarati Guha-Sapir emphasized that early warnings are having an impact in the case of storms.
Extreme temperatures, mostly heat waves, were severe in 2015, leading to the hottest year on record and contributing to a combined total of 7,346 deaths that affected 1.2 million people, particularly in France, India and Pakistan. This compares with the 10-year average of 7,232 deaths and 8.7 million affected. The analysis also shows that earthquakes and tsunamis killed 9,525 people and affected 7.2 million
In addition, landslides, triggered by heavy rains, killed 1,369 people and affected 50,332; while wildfires took 66 lives and affected almost 495,000 people.

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