IMPORTANT DISASTERS

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Comparative statement

Population 
Affected 

Pakistan 
Flood 

Earthquake 
Pakistan

Katrina 
Cyclone USA

(August 2010)

(Oct 2005) 

(Aug 2005) 

(May 2008) 

(Dec 2004) 

(Jan 2010) 

500,000

2,420,000

2,273,723

3,200,000

*20,251,550  3,500,000

Nargis Cyclone  Tsunami Indian 
Myanmar 
Ocean Basin 

Haiti 
Earthquake

Area Affected 
(S K )
(Sq Km) 

*132,000  

30,000

N.A.

23,500

N.A.

13,226

Deaths

*1,767

73,338

1,836

84,537

238,000

230,000

Injured 

*2,865

128,309

N.A.

19,359

125,000

300,000

House Hold 
Damaged

*1,884,708

600,152

200,000

450,000

N.A.

250,000

Source:




* Figures
g
based on initial assessments

Post Nargis Joint Assessment report, July 2008, prepared by ASEAN
Earthquake 8/10, Learning From Pakistan’s Experience, prepared by the NDMA, Oct 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Katrina
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake_and_tsunami
http://www.emdat.be/search‐details‐disaster‐list

251.723 500.420.200.000.000 3.000 3.000 20.000.500.000.273. 0 Pakistan Flood  Earthquake Pakistan Katrina Cyclone USA Nargis Cyclone  Myanmar  Tsunami Indian Ocean  Basin  Haiti Earthquake .Population Affected  25.000 2.000 2.000.000 .000.550 20.000 5.000 15.000 10.

Area Affected (Sq Km)  140.000 120.000 20.000 0 Pakistan Flood  Earthquake Pakistan Katrina Cyclone USA Nargis Cyclone  Myanmar  Tsunami Indian Ocean  Basin  Haiti Earthquake .000 80.000 100.000 60.000 40.

No.000 50.000 0 Pakistan Flood  Earthquake Pakistan Katrina Cyclone USA Nargis Cyclone  Myanmar  Tsunami Indian Ocean  Basin  Haiti Earthquake .000 150. of Deaths 250.000 200.000 100.

000 200.000 .000 50.No.000 100.000 0 Pakistan Flood  Earthquake Pakistan Katrina Cyclone USA Nargis Cyclone  Myanmar  Tsunami Indian Ocean  Basin  Haiti Earthquake . 150. of Injured  300.000 250.

000.600.000 600.200.400.000.000 1.000 1.800.000 1.000 400.000 1.000 1.House Hold Damaged 2.000 200.000 0 Pakistan Flood  Earthquake Pakistan Katrina Cyclone USA Nargis Cyclone  Myanmar  Tsunami Indian Ocean  Basin  Haiti Earthquake .000 800.

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