UN: Climate refugees each year, 25 million

Most people leave home not because of wars or political persecution, but from climate change.

Each year, about 25 million people worldwide forced to leave the country in which they live, because of the negative climate change. This figure is about three times higher than the number of people who have become refugees because of war or political persecution, reported in the framework of the UN climate conference in Bonn on Wednesday, November 8, the Office of the UN high Commissioner for refugees (UNHCR).

It is stressed that these statistics cover only a part of climate refugees, for example, those who left their home country due to sudden phenomena such as floods or hurricanes. Meanwhile, accurate data on the number of those who were forced to flee from the drought, no.

In turn, the German aid organization Deutsche Welthungerhilfe believes climate change is one of the main causes of hunger.

“If we want by 2030 to defeat hunger in the world, then we should make the conference feasible solutions to mitigate climate change,” said President of Deutsche Welthungerhilfe Bärbel Dieckmann, fighting hunger worldwide.

Earlier, the UN reported that 2017 could be one of the three hottest years on record, with record levels of extreme weather.

Source: Russian service of DW

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