Twenty two million people were displaced by natural disasters in 2013.
That’s the key takeaway from a UN-backed report published on Wednesday. Together with the 8.2 million people who were newly displaced by violent conflict the same year, a total of 30 million people were forced to flee their homes at least temporarily in 2013.
Tragically, developing countries were hit hardest by natural disasters in 2013, accounting for 85% of displacements. In the Philippines, the worst-affected country in 2013, typhoon Haiyan alone displaced more than 4 million people, making it by far the worst event of the past year in terms of displacement.
This chart shows how many people have been displaced by natural disasters since 2008.
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