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Nearly 5 mn in India displaced due to Climate Change, Disasters in 2021

Published on June 18, 2022
Current Context: As per United Nations Five million people in India were internally displaced due to climate change and disasters in 2021.
Nearly 5 mn in India displaced due to Climate Change, Disasters in 2021
  • Another report by the UN Refugee Agency highlighted that globally 100 million people were forced to flee their homes last year due to violence, human rights abuses, food insecurity, the climate crisis, etc.
  • In addition to that, there were 23.7 million new internal displacements globally due to disasters which resulted in to decrease of by23%, compared to the previous year.
  • The main cities which observed the largest displacements in the context of disasters in 2021 occurred were China, the Philippines, and India.
  • Apart from that,  it has also been observed that the number of people forced to flee their homes has increased every year over the past decade.
  • It has been estimated that by the end of 2021, 89.3 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide, including 27.1 million refugees, and 21.3 million refugees under UNHCR's mandate.
  • While considering the latest figures as of May 2022, more than 100 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide by persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations, etc.


Q.1 As per the United Nations report how many million people were displaced internally due to climate change?
a. 7 Million
b. 8 Million
c. 5 Million
d. 10 Million
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