Nations worst-hit by extreme weather

 
Last Updated: Tuesday 07 July 2015

The Philippines, which is still counting its losses from typhoon Haiyan that ravaged the island nation this month, has been rated among the three countries worst affected by weather-related events last year.

Haiti was the worst affected while Pakistan ranks third, according to a new report, Global Climate Risk Index 2014, released by NGO Germanwatch based in Bonn.

The report looks at absolute and relative impacts of weather–related events on countries in 2012 and ranks them on four parameters– number of fatalities, losses in million US dollars, human development index and overall climate risk index (CRI) score.

The data reflects the direct impacts like direct losses and fatalities of extreme weather events. It does not take into account weather-related changes, heat waves or number of people affected, excluding fatalities.

Use the interactive maps below to analyse the findings of the report. The 10 worst-affected countries on each parameter are shaded darkest. Click on countries for full details.

Climate Risk Index
Losses in million US dollars
Number of deaths

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