‘51.6 million people were double killed by climate-related disasters, Kovid-19’

‘51.6 million people were double killed by climate-related disasters, Kovid-19’

New York: Internationally, at least 51.6 million people have been affected by floods, droughts or hurricanes as well as the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) said in a report.
In addition to the IFRC, the Red Crescent Society and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Center also contributed to the report released on Wednesday.
“Kovid-19 is directly impacting and increasing the needs of individuals affected by climate-related disasters,” the report said, demonstrating the vast scale of the combined impacts of climate-related disasters and epidemics.
The analysis, which quantified the communities’ overlapping vulnerabilities, showed that of the 132 highly specific weather events identified so far in 2020, 92 overlapped with the epidemic.
The largest number of such disasters have occurred in India and Bangladesh, with nearly 40 million people in both countries affected by both epidemics and floods or hurricanes.
The analysis also indicated that at least 2.3 million people have been affected by major wildfires and an estimated 437.1 million others in vulnerable groups have been exposed to extreme heat, while all have direct health effects of Kovid-19 Conflict with or it has been implemented. Control its spread.
“The climate crisis has not stopped for Kovid-19, and two crises have afflicted millions of people,” said IFRC President Francesco Roca.
“We have no choice but to address both crises simultaneously.”
“Kovid-19 has exposed our vulnerabilities, as our preliminary analysis suggests, to the complex suffering for millions of people affected by climate-related disasters,” said Julie Arrigi, climate advisor at the Red Cross Red Vescent Climate Center.

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