Drought Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Disaster Prevention Organization
Research Date: 9.11.2012
Drought Disaster Statistics From 1980 – 2008 Data
No of events: 410
No of people killed: 558,565
Average people killed per year: 19,261
No of people affected: 1,551,455,112
Average people affected per year: 53,498,452
Economic Damage Total $76,949,488,000
Economic Damage per year $2,653,431,000
Top 10 Disasters Reported
Drought Affected People Statistics Date Affected
India 2002 300,000,000
India 1987 300,000,000
India 1982 100,000,000
China 1994 82,000,000
China 2002 60,000,000
India 2000 50,000,000
China 1988 49,000,000
China 2003 48,000,000
Iran 1999 37,000,000
Kenya 1999 23,000,000
Drought Disaster Killed People Statistics Date Killed
Ethiopia 1983 300,000
Sudan 1983 150,000
Mozambique 1981 100,000
China 1991 2,000
China 1988 1,400
Indonesia 1997 672
Somalia 1987 600
Malawi 2002 500
Swaziland 1981 500
Ethiopia 1987 367
Drought Disaster Economic Damage Statistics Date Cost
China 1994 $13,755,200,000
Australia 1981 $6,000,000,000
Spain 1990 $4,500,000,000
United States 2002 $3,300,000,000
Iran 1999 $3,300,000,000
Spain 1999 $3,200,000,000
China 2006 $2,910,000,000
Zimbabwe 1981 $2,500,000,000
Australia 2002 $2,000,000,000
Brazil 2004 $1,650,000,000
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