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Table 2 Flood Disaster Statistics in Ethiopia between 1960 and 2013

From: Livelihood resilience in the face of recurring floods: an empirical evidence from Northwest Ethiopia

Year Occurrence Total deaths Affected Homeless Total affected
1968 1 1 10,000 6000 16,000
1976 1 0 50,000 20,000 70,000
1977 1 7 16,000 0 16,000
1978 1 9 1000 0 1000
1981 1 0 20,000 0 20,000
1985 2 9 8000 20,000 28,000
1988 2 45 47,240 0 47,240
1990 1 0 350,000 0 350,000
1993 2 2 30,000 4800 34,800
1994 1 4 43,000 0 43,014
1995 1 27 93,875 0 93,875
1996 2 40 90,000 25,000 115,000
1997 2 326 65,000 0 65,022
1999 6 48 22,255 125,000 147,255
2000 2 69 30,000 0 30,000
2001 3 5 39,500 0 39,500
2002 1 22 4000 0 4000
2003 1 119 110,000 0 110,000
2005 4 211 242,418 0 242,418
2006 7 951 434,050 0 434,146
2007 2 17 245,386 0 245,386
2008 3 45 115,595 810 116,440
2010 2 19 80,700 0 80,700
2011 1 0 40,200 0 40,200
2013 1 0 51,500 0 51,500
  1. Source: Authors’ computation from EM-DAT: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database-www.emdat.be