Natural Disasters Displace One Person A Second

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According to a new study, natural disasters displace one person a second. Take a look into the growing trend displacing millions of people.

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Global Estimates 2015 People displaced by disasters
“Since 2008, an average of 26.4 million people have been displaced from their homes each year by disasters brought on by natural hazards- equivalent to one person displaced every second.”

Disasters, Both Natural and Weather-Related, Displaced 19 Million in 2014
“Natural disasters forced more than 19 million people from their homes in 2014, mostly the result of typhoons, flooding and other weather-related events that are becoming more intense and more frequent, a leading European aid agency said Monday.”

One person is displaced by a natural disaster every second-and Asia bears the brunt of the destruction
“The world is facing a refugee crisis of historic proportions-the number of people fleeing war and persecution has risen to 60 million-but there is another, huge population being displaced, again and again. ”

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