The estimated total economic losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters was $158 billion in 2016 — up from $94 billion in 2015 — according to estimates released by Zurich, Switzerland-based insurer Swiss Re.
At the same time, losses resulting from man-made disasters fell to $7 billion from $9 billion in 2015. Globally, there were approximately 10,000 victims in disaster events in 2016.
For more information, read the infographic on last year's disaster costs, based off of information from Swiss Re.
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