More than 17,000 people died in climate-related disasters

... "the world is facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis"

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Baku, Jale Akbar, İnteraz - 17 September 2021, 11:47

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) announced that since the beginning of the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic, disasters caused by climate change have affected 139.2 million people and caused more than 17 thousand people to die.

 

InterAz informs citing Sputnik Turkey.

 

In its new report on climate change and the effects of Covid-19, the IFRC drew attention to the fact that the epidemic made societies more vulnerable to the climate crisis.

 

In the report, it was stated that more than 681 million people were exposed to extreme temperatures, and since the beginning of the Covid-19 epidemic, disasters caused by climate change affected 139.2 million people and caused 17 thousand 242 people to die.

 

“The world is facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis where the climate change and COVID-19 are pushing communities to their limits” IFRC President, Francesco Rocca, said at a press conference at the UN Headquarters.