Monday, November 8, 2021

Blog: COP26: Let’s talk about social assistance in protracted crises

Unchecked, World Bank estimates suggest that climate change will push 132 million people into poverty over the next ten years, many of them in need of social assistance. In fact, 1 in 33 people worldwide need humanitarian assistance according to this year’s Global Humanitarian Overview. Increasingly erratic weather patterns and recurrent climatic shocks have led to prolonged and severe drought conditions and floods with devastating humanitarian consequences, such as displacement, destroyed infrastructure and land, with severe impacts on livelihoods.

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