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Global Disaster Report: Swiss Re

Posted by feww on December 15, 2016

2016 Disasters killed about 10,000 and cost USD158 billion

Total economic losses from all disasters are estimated at US$158 billion in 2016 ($94 billion losses in 2015 ), according to Swiss Re. [Disasters caused by ISIL and their backers, and the toll from their terrorists acts are not included in the Swiss Re preliminary sigma estimates.]

  • Insured losses: $49 billion ($37 billion in 2015)
  • Casualties: 10,000 people lost their lives [more than  250,000 injured: Blog Models.]
  • Earthquakes, hail and thunderstorms, and Hurricane Matthew resulted in the largest insured losses in 2016.

Major disasters in 2016 included

  • Hurricane Matthew and severe storms in the US
  • Widespread flooding in the US, Europe and Asia
  • Earthquakes in Taiwan, Japan, Ecuador, Italy and New Zealand
  • Wildfires in Canada


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