Natural disaster victims

In 2017, there were no natural disaster victims in Belgium; in 2015 and 2016, there were 3.64 and 0.02 victims per 100,000 persons. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, the average over the period 2020-2030 should be lower than the 1.97 average over the period 2005-2015. Due to the erratic nature of natural disasters, it is impossible to determine a trend. It is therefore impossible to assess the number of natural disaster victims.

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Natural disaster victims - Belgium - trend assessment

number per 100 000 persons

 20002005201020152017202020252030
observations0.002.026.373.640.00------
objective: maximum 2020-2030 average (data 29/09/2018)1.971.971.971.971.971.971.971.97

objective calculated with data available on 29/09/2018

Guha-Sapir D., Below R., Hoyois P. (2018), EM-DAT: The CRED/OFDA International Disaster Database, https://www.emdat.be/, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium; and Eurostat (2018), Average population [demo_gind], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 29/09/2018).

Natural disaster victims - Belgium

number per 100 000 persons

 1990200020052010201220132014201520162017
Belgium0.160.002.026.370.030.000.003.640.020.00

Guha-Sapir D., Below R., Hoyois P. (2018), EM-DAT: The CRED/OFDA International Disaster Database, https://www.emdat.be/, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium; and Eurostat (2018), Population on 1 January [demo_gind], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 29/09/2018).

Natural disaster victims - EU28

number per 100 000 persons

 1990200020052010201220132014201520162017
EU281,261.2730.2716.84123.2318.11274.9236.7714.396.868.02

Guha-Sapir D., Below R., Hoyois P. (2018), EM-DAT: The CRED/OFDA International Disaster Database, https://www.emdat.be/, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium; and Eurostat (2018), Average population [demo_gind], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 29/09/2018).

UN target: 13.1 - Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.

UN indicator: the selected indicator corresponds to indicator 13.1.1 - Number of deaths, missing persons and directly affected persons attributed to disasters per 100,000 population.

Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

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