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UNDRR Global Assessment Report (GAR 2022)

UNDRR Global Assessment Report
UNDRR Global Assessment Report
  • United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) has released the Global Assessment Report (GAR 2022). According to this report, by 2030, the planet will be facing around 560 disasters annually.
  • Over the last 20 years, Earth has been experiencing 350 to 500 medium- to large-scale disasters annually. This is five times higher than what was reported in the previous three decades.
  • This rapid rise in the frequency of disasters can be attributed to inadequate risk management and climate change.
  • This report has been released by the UNDRR ahead of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in May 2022.
  • Poor risk management systems and governance are underestimating the true global risk which is putting all socio-economic gains in danger.
  • The frequent disasters will be adding to the world’s poverty burden. By 2030, an additional 37.6 million people have been estimated to be living in conditions described as extreme poverty due to the impacts caused by climate change and other disasters. A worst-case scenario of disasters and climate change will be pushing an additional 100.7 million into poverty by the year 2030
Published date : 30 Apr 2022 06:27PM

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