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United Nations: 4 trillion losses caused by natural disasters in the past 20 years

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction released a report on Wednesday (10th) that the direct economic losses caused by global natural disasters between 1998 and 2017 exceeded 2.9 trillion US dollars (about 4 trillion Singapore dollars). About 2.45 trillion US dollars of losses were caused by climate change-related disasters, accounting for about 77%. The China News Service reported that the report entitled "Economic Losses, Poverty and Disasters 1998-2017" pointed out that between 1998 and 2017, a total of 7255 major disasters were recorded worldwide. Events, 91% of which are climate related. Floods and storms are the two most common disasters, accounting for 43.4% and 28.2% respectively.
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