UN says deaths from natural disasters may double by 2030

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UN says deaths from natural disasters may double by 2030

Without strong warning systems, death tolls from extreme weather could soar, says the UN. Destruction from natural disasters is on the rise.  In the past 50 years, two million lives and $3.5 trillion have been lost as a result of roughly 11,000 natural disasters, according to a recent UN report written by experts from 16 international agencies and financial institutions. The report shows that in 2018, 108 million people reached out to international agencies for relief after natural disasters. It predicts this number to rise by as much as 50%…

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