Reuters: Record climate disasters in Asia-Pacific push millions to 'breaking point' - CARE

Reuters: Record climate disasters in Asia-Pacific push millions to 'breaking point'

Asia region

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Asia-Pacific has faced a record number of climate-related disasters in 2020, affecting tens of millions of vulnerable people already hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Red Cross said on Wednesday.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said it had responded to 24 climate-linked crises this year in the world’s most disaster-prone region – up from 18 in 2019 – including floods, typhoons, extreme cold and drought.

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