GLOBAL NATURAL DISASTER ASSESSMENT REPORT 2021 Led by Professor Sai-Ni Yang of School of National Safety and Emergency Management Launched at UNISDR PreventionWeb
GLOBAL NATURAL DISASTER ASSESSMENT REPORT 2021 (English version) jointly edited by Academy of Disaster Reduction and Emergency Management of Ministry of Emergency Management - Ministry of Education, School of National Safety and Emergency Management of Beijing Normal University, National Disaster Reduction Center of China, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, was officially released through UNISDR PreventionWeb.
The assessment report contains a general report and three special reports. The general report includes the overview, characteristics and patterns of global natural disasters in 2021, and China's position in the world in terms of natural disasters. The three special reports focus on natural disasters in China in 2021, global risk assessment of major meteorological disasters in 2021 and global assessment of extreme weather disasters from 2000 to 2021 and loss characteristics from 2000 to 2021, respectively. The assessment report shows that compared with the average value of the past 30 years (1991-2020), the total global frequency of natural disasters in 2021 is 13% higher, the number of people killed is 81% lower, the population affected is 48% lower and the direct economic loss is 82% higher.
Breakdown of frequency and losses per disaster type worldwide in 2021
The assessment report was organized by Professor Sai-Ni Yang from School of National Safety and Emergency Management of Beijing Normal University, Academy of Disaster Reduction and Emergency Management of Ministry of Emergency Management, State Key Laboratory of Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology with the participation of many parties. It made comprehensive use of information from the Global Disaster Database (Chinese version), foreign disaster data, Chinese disaster data and data from some insurance companies, and was supported by relevant industry sectors, international agencies, domestic social organisations, universities.
Statistics on the frequency of natural disasters, the number of deaths,
and direct economic losses by continent, 2021
Our research institution has produced such a report for three years, which will make a positive contribution to natural disaster risk management in China and provide authoritative data and information about disasters in China to the international community to serve global disaster reduction.
The English version of the Global Assessment of Natural Disasters 2021 can be downloaded from Official UNISDR website: