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Climate change now displaces more people than war: study

Feb 24, 2020 14:31 IST

According to the World Migration Report 2020, at the end of 2018, there were a total of 28 million new internal displacements across 148 countries and territories and 61% of these were triggered by disasters. The report indicates that, world over, the effect of disasters is displacing more people as compared to other reasons for displacement like conflict and violence. This scenario is especially worrying for the countries of the Indian subcontinent that are more vulnerable to disasters related to natural hazards and climate change, notes the World Migration report. In the last two years, India has been hit by at least one extreme weather event every month.

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