Despite Being the Least Responsible for Climate Change, ‘People in Low-Income Countries Are Four times More Likely to Be Displaced by Extreme Weather Compared to People in Rich Countries’

IRIN/Jacob Zocherman | The most vulnerable people in the world, like these displaced persons in South Sudan, are more likely to suffer from the effects of climate change.
The UN is warning that much more needs to be done to anticipate, and plan for, the extreme weather events that put millions in need of urgent assistance.

Before floods peaked in Bangladesh, familes were given storage drums to protect their valuables., by FAO

In 2019, 34 million people globally were acutely food insecure due to climate extremes, and weather-related hazards triggered some 24.9 million displacements in 140 countries.

Find out more about the impact that the changing climate is having on humanitarian crises, from South Sudan, Syria and Yemen, to the countries of South Asia, here.


2021 Human Wrongs Watch

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