Humanitarian crisis due to climate change

by kaarthik shankar
climate progress is difficult

An international organization has warned in a study report that due to climate change, a humanitarian crisis may increase next year.

According to the international organization International Rescue Committee (IRC), the humanitarian crisis may increase in the next year i.e. 2023 due to climate change. These humanitarian crises are in addition to those caused by war, conflicts and economic destruction.

Increase in hunger and poverty in the world

The head of this New York-based organization and former British leader David Miliband said that in the last decade the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance has reached 33.9 million. According to this organization, an important factor in the causes of the humanitarian crisis is environmental change. According to the organization, there are 20 countries on its emergency watch list, including Afghanistan and Haiti, and all these countries emit about two per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

“2022 has provided undeniable evidence of the role of climate change in exacerbating humanitarian crises around the world,” the report said.

havoc of flood, rain and drought

The report noted an abnormal increase in rainfall in various countries and a devastating food security situation in Somalia and Ethiopia, while also discussing the death toll due to severe floods in Pakistan. According to the IRC, there is a need for more investment in the field of climate change and conservation at the global level.

In this study report, referring to the Ukraine war, it has been said that Russia’s attack on Ukraine and the Corona epidemic have put food security in a state of crisis.

According to the report, there is a huge shortfall in human needs and capital needs for them all over the world and this deficit reached $27 billion in the month of November.

According to the report, “Donors are giving little money compared to the severity of the crisis and this is why affected communities do not have access to the basic necessities they need to survive, recover and rebuild.”

The Emergency Watch List has also reported an increase in the number of displaced people in various countries. According to the report, the number of homeless people was 600 million in the year 2014, which has now increased to one billion.

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