Historical Hazards

The Republic of Moldova is subject to natural hazards including drought, floods, severe weather, earthquakes, and landslides. Moldova has high vulnerability to natural hazards like droughts, late spring frosts, hail, floods, and severe storms. These natural hazards can have a severe impact on agricultural production, with average annual losses from hydrometeorological hazards comprising about three percent of gross domestic product. Natural hazards have a severe impact upon the rural population of Moldova, which accounts for 60 percent of the population and is highly dependent on agriculture.

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.