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February 24, 2021 - UN News Centre

Poor and vulnerable bear brunt of climate change

Poor and vulnerable bear brunt of climate change
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The UN is warning that much more needs to be done to anticipate, and plan for, the extreme weather events that put millions in need of urgent assistance.

In 2019, 34 million people globally were acutely food insecure due to climate extremes, and weather-related hazards triggered some 24.9 million displacements in 140 countries.

Read the report by the The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

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