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MORE THAN 1 BILLION PEOPLE DISPLACED

ByRenee

Sep 10, 2020

Rapid population growth, lack of cases to food and water and increased exposure to natural disaster mean more than 1 billion people face being displaced by 2050,according to a new analysis of global ecological threats.

The Institute for Economics and Peace(IEP), a think-tank that produces annual terrorism and peace indexes ,the Ecological Threat Registers uses data from the United Nations and other sources to asses eight ecological threats and predict which countries and region are at the highest risk

By 2050 the total population will be grown upto 10 billion world wide, the scramble for resources and fuelling conflict shows as many as 1.2 billion people living in vulnerable areas of sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia and the middle East may be forced to migrate 2050

The register groups the threats into two broad categories :food insecurities ,water scarcity and population growth in one :and natural disaster including floods ,droughts, cyclones ,rising sea levels and rising temperatures in the other. some 150 countries will face this challenges  while some such as China and India will threatened by scarcity of water in the coming decades ,others like Pakistan ,Iran, Mozambique , Kenya and Madagascar face toxic combination of threats , as well as a diminishing ability to deal with them. Those factors combined with natural disaster that are only likely to increase in frequency because of climate change , mean even stable states are vulnerable by 2050

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