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Without drastic efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the humanitarian effects of climate change will be far worse in the decades to come

Climate change is not a distant vision of a difficult future. It is a reality of today

Man-made global warming has nearly doubled natural disasters over the past 20 years. Between 2000 and 2019, at least 7 occurred348 major catastrophes 23 million people live and affect 42 billion people worldwide

In 2019, 34 million people worldwide were acutely food unsafe due to climate extremes weather-related hazards triggered around 24 out of 9 million displacements in 140 countries

The looming climate emergency is adding stress to humanitarian organizations that are already thinner than ever

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News – PH – Why the climate crisis is a humanitarian emergency – World
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Source: https://reliefweb.int/report/world/why-climate-crisis-humanitarian-emergency