Historical Hazards

Belarus is exposed to several geophysical and climate-related hazards, some of which are increasing in frequency and magnitude. Climate change is contributing to many of the natural disasters outlined below and may likely continue to exacerbate them. Hence, there is a need to enhance and improve early warning and prevention systems for natural disasters and to develop effective disaster management strategies.

This section provides a summary of key natural hazards and their associated socioeconomic impacts in a given country. And it allows quick evaluation of most vulnerable areas through the spatial comparison of natural hazard data with development data, thereby identifying exposed livelihoods and natural systems.

Natural Hazard Statistics

The charts provide overview of the most frequent natural disaster in a given country and understand the impacts of those disasters on human populations.


Climate change is now recognized to have a significant impact on disaster management efforts and pose a significant threat to the efforts to meet the growing needs of the most vulnerable populations. The demands of disaster risk management are such that concise, clear, and reliable information is crucial. The information presented here offers insight into the frequency, impact and occurrence of natural hazards.