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UNDRR’S “GLOBAL ASSESSMENT REPORT ON DISASTER REDUCTION: SPECIAL REPORT ON DROUGHT 2021”

UNDRR’S “GLOBAL ASSESSMENT REPORT ON DISASTER REDUCTION: SPECIAL REPORT ON DROUGHT 2021”

Context:

On June 18, 2021, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) released a report titled “Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction: Special Report on Drought 2021”.

Key Findings of the Report:

  • It will be a part of discussions at crucial UN climate talks called Cop26, planned to take place in Glasgow in November 2021.
  • According to the report, Drought is a secret worldwide emergency that can turn into “the next pandemic” if no critical move is made on water and land and handle environmental crises.
  • About 1.5 billion individuals are directly affected by drought this century.
  • The financial expense was generally assessed at $124bn. Be that as it may, True expense is probably going to be ordinarily higher as these evaluations do exclude a lot of impact in developing countries.
  • The greater part of the world will be underwater stress in the next few years and requests will outstrip the water supply during specific periods.
  • The report suggests, drought is now widespread and by the end of this century, most of the countries will encounter it in some form.

Effects on Developed Countries:

  • The report features that even the developed nations are not invulnerable to drought. The US, Australia and southern Europe have encountered drought in the recent past. Drought costs more than US dollars 6 billion a year in the US while euro 9 billion in the EU. According to reports, Population growth is likewise exposing more individuals to the effects of drought in numerous locales.

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