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Global disasters caused $140bn economic losses in 2019

January 1, 2020: Total economic losses from natural and man-made catastrophes fell to around USD 140 billion in 2019 from USD 176 billion last year, Swiss Reinsurance Institute said.

Global insured losses are estimated to be around USD 56 billion, down from USD 93 billion in 2018 and below the annual average (USD 75 billion) of the previous 10 years. 


Globally, more than 11 000 people have died or gone missing in disaster events in 2019.

Climate change is leading to more frequent and more severe secondary peril events, which manifest in different ways: more local flooding, torrential rains, prolonged drought, severe wildfires and other extreme weather events. 

The Swiss Re Group is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient.

Are you prepared for the next natural disaster in your area? Natural disasters can strike anywhere, without warning, anytime – Be Prepared.

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Above is the major natural disasters occurred in 2020 so far. The natural disaster map shows the occurrences of recent natural disasters 2020 including earthquake, floods, tsunami, wildfire, tornado, hurricane etc. The information in the map (google map) is manually entered by Recent Natural Disasters. It includes facts, statistics, photos, videos and links to detail report on particular natural disasters.
Click on the icon above and a message will pop up with data about the particular natural disasters. Use the magnifying glass with the plus sign (+) to zoom in, and the minus sign (-) to zoom out. Do you want this natural disaster map? Just paste HTML below to embed in your website. You can adjust width and height according to your site layout. All global natural disasters of 2018 will be shown automatically once the code is added.
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