In terms of devastation wreaked, there were a number of large-scale disasters across the world in 2016, including earthquakes in Japan, Ecuador, Tanzania, Italy and New Zealand. There were also a number of severe floods in the US and across Europe and
Asia, and a record high number of weather events in the US. The strongest was Hurricane Matthew, which became the first Category 5 storm to form over the North Atlantic since 2007, and which caused the largest loss of life – more than 700 victims, mostly in Haiti – of a single event in the year. Another expansive, and expensive, disaster was the wildfire that spread through Alberta and Saskatchewan in Canada from May to July.
According to the latest <i>sigma</i> study, global insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2015 were USD 37 billion, well-below the USD 62 billion average of the previous 10 years. There were 353 disaster events last year. Of those, 198 were natural catastrophes, which is the highest number in one year, according to <i>sigma</i> records.Download
Climate and fertile soils are the backbones of the agricultural sector in Senegal. Groundnut, cotton, tobacco, fruits and vegetables are its main cash crops. Livestock contributes about 37% to agricultural value and 5.5% to GDP. Protecting these businesses against drought, floods and storm will be key for more development in the future.Download
The global insurance industry gained momentum in 2014, even though the economic environment improved only marginally, says Swiss Re's latest sigma study. Total direct premiums written were up 3.7% to USD 4 778 billion after having stagnated the previous year. The life sector returned to positive growth, with premiums up 4.3% after a 1.8% decline in 2013, and non-life premium growth accelerated to 2.9% from 2.7%. A notable feature of the renewed momentum across the insurance industry was a significantly stronger performance in the advanced markets.Download
336 événements catastrophiques ont été dénombrés en 2014, dont 189 catastrophes naturelles, soit le nombre le plus élevé jamais enregistré, et 147 catastrophes techniques. Plus de 12 700 personnes ont perdu la vie ou sont portées disparues à la suite de ces catastrophes.Download
Inondations, cyclones, sécheresses et grêle – tels sont les principaux
risques qui menacent le coeur de l’économie du Mozambique :
l’agriculture. Le travail de la terre, qui emploie 80 % de la main d’oeuvre
et génère 29 % du PIB, est le pilier qui supporte de grands pans de
l’économie du pays.
Inondations, cyclones, sécheresses et grêle – tels sont les principaux risques qui menacent le coeur de l’économie du Mozambique : l’agriculture. Le travail de la terre, qui emploie 80 % de la main d’oeuvre et génère 29 % du PIB, est le pilier qui supporte de grands pans de l’économie du pays.Download