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Southern Africa: SADC 10 Year Overview - Disaster Events and Funding (2005 - 2015)

Over the past 10 years the SADC region has experienced 545 disaster events which affected approximately 39 million people and resulted in 5,300 deaths (EMDAT). The highest number of disaster events occurred in 2006/2007 and 2011, with fewer disaster events during the last 3 years. Droughts and floods affected the highest number of people. The largest number of people were affected in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Tanzania respectively, with the most people affected during 2005 and 2007.

Funding committed, contributed or pledged for humanitarian events and disasters over the 10 year period amounted to USD 10.2 billion, with food aid receiving 41% (4.16 billion) of that allocation. (OCHA FTS).

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
24 Jun 2015
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Disaster management
Information Management
Natural Disasters