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Disaster Statistics and Censuses

Official statistics enable measurement and understanding of populations living at risk to disasters. Providing disaggregated and timely statistics is of increasing urgency as people move to places with greater exposure to hazards, and as places where people already live become more hazard prone. This brief, part of the Select Topics in International Censuses (STIC) series, will introduce the United Nations (UN) Disaster-Related Statistics Framework (DRSF), explore how censuses play a key role in enabling national statistical offices (NSO) to provide data that can be linked to hazard reporting, and will support the formulation and monitoring of risk-informed development plans and policies.

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