UN / MOST DESTRUCTIVE DISASTERS

23-Jul-2021 00:01:13
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said that water-related hazards dominate the list of disasters in terms of both the human and economic toll over the past 50 years. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / MOST DESTRUCTIVE DISASTERS
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 23 JULY 2021, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

23 JULY 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press briefing room, spokesperson Farhan Haq on screen
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General:
“The World Meteorological Organization today said that water-related hazards dominate the list of disasters in terms of both the human and economic toll over the past 50 years. According to WMO’s Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes, of the top 10 disasters, the hazards that led to the largest human losses during the period have been droughts with 650,000 deaths, storms 577,232 deaths, floods 58,700 deaths, and extreme temperature, 55,736 deaths.”
4. Med shot, journalist
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General:
“With regard to economic losses, the top 10 events include storms and floods. The data shows that over the 50-year period, weather, climate and water hazards accounted for 50 per cent of all disasters, 45 per cent of all reported deaths and 74 per cent of all reported economic losses at the global level.”
6. Wide shot, press briefing room, Haq on screen
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The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) today (23 Jul) said that water-related hazards dominate the list of disasters in terms of both the human and economic toll over the past 50 years.

According to WMO’s Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes, United Nations spokesperson Farhan Haq told journalists in New York, “of the top 10 disasters, the hazards that led to the largest human losses during the period have been droughts with 650,000 deaths, storms 577,232 deaths, floods 58,700 deaths, and extreme temperature 55,736 deaths.”

With regard to economic losses, he said, “the top 10 events include storms and floods.”

The data shows that over the 50-year period, weather, climate, and water hazards accounted for 50 per cent of all disasters, 45 per cent of all reported deaths and 74 per cent of all reported economic losses at the global level.
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