The Society: History: By Topic: (Disasters By Topic )

Sites and categories devoted to events of large-scale damage and destruction. Misfortunes include both natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes, and also accidents and failures of human judgment or technology. Disasters By Topic History Society.

Developing countries suffer the greatest costs when a disaster hits – more than 95 percent of all deaths caused by hazards occur in developing countries, and losses due to natural hazards are 20 times greater (as a percentage of GDP ) in developing countries than in industrialized countries. (wikipedia)