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Climate Change Sparked 70% of Cases of People Being Displaced From Their Homes in 2019: Report

Ethiopia has been experiencing historic droughts, which has led to water scarcity and food insecurity for millions. Mulugenta Ayene/UNICEF
Photo Credit: Mulugenta Ayene/UNICEF

Climate change-related displacement is increasing worldwide, exacerbating global inequalities and disproportionately harming women and girls, according to a new report by the humanitarian nonprofit CARE International.

The report found that 33.4 million people were displaced from their homes in 2019, and climate change played a role in 70% of these cases. The vast majority of climate-related displacements occured in developing countries that account for less than 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

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