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Each year, 20 million displaced by climate-disasters

climate-related disasters are the main now cause of this is that people have become internal refugees. Annually, according to Oxfam's 20 million people due to climate-induced disasters to look for within the country's borders for refuge.

on the Occasion of the UN climate change conference in Madrid, published by Oxfam on Monday, the report "Forced from home". Therein, an extreme increase in climate-related disasters is documented since 2012.

escape causes are according to the aid organization Oxfam in the first place hurricanes, Floods, and forest fires. Such climate-related disasters caused seven times more likely to flee from people than earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

cyclones in Asia and Cuba

For 2012, the report of the 188 climate-induced disasters, made people internally displaced in their own countries. The number of such disasters rose 2018 1518.

Four-fifths of all refugees and IDPs were recorded Oxfam in Asia. For example, the cyclone "Fani" made in may 2019 in Bangladesh and India 3.5 million people are internal refugees. A particularly high risk due to hurricanes in Cuba – there have been forced in the Ten-year average annual growth of almost five per cent of the population, to leave their homes.

A particularly unfavourable combination of climate-related disasters and conflicts, Oxfam sees in the Horn of Africa. In Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan had been driven in the year 2018 by conflicts around 3.8 million people in the escape.

to Add a Million refugees came by extreme weather. The economic damage caused by climate-related disasters are estimated to Oxfam currently has around two percent of global economic output. (anf/sda)

Created: 02.12.2019, 09:02 PM

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