Previsico – Flood Forecasting
An estimated 1.81 billion people, or 23% of the world population, face significant flood risk. Low-income countries are disproportionately exposed to flood risks and more vulnerable to disastrous long-term impacts.
In 2020, approximately 34.2 million people worldwide were impacted by flooding, including being injured or losing their homes.
4 in every 10 people exposed to flood risk globally live in poverty.
Flood risks are a near universal threat, affecting people in all 188 countries
New construction can increase flood risk, especially if it changes natural runoff paths
Across Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean flood exposure ranges between 9% to 20% of the population.
All references provided by the World Bank