The new World Disaster Report, which is shared every year by the IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies), was made public with the launch held in Geneva on November 17.
IFRC Vice President Dr. Kerem Kınık said, “More than 2020 disasters occurred in the first 6 months of 100, more than 50 million people were affected. We keep Covid-19 separate. "The pandemic has revealed how fragile the world is in the face of a global crisis," he said.
The 2020 World Disaster Report, prepared by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) with the important support of the Turkish Red Crescent, was shared with the public at a meeting held in Geneva. In the report, which draws attention to the fact that there are greater disasters globally compared to last year while the whole world is fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, the increasing number of disasters in the world, the increase in the cost of response to disasters, human disasters, COVID-19 pandemic, disaster-ready societies, to improve disaster response capacity. donation development channels and steps to take action were included.
A Disaster Larger Than a Pandemic: Climate Change
The report included the following views: “The COVID-19 pandemic is a harbinger of the need to ignore another catastrophe that has grown over the past two to three decades, while revealing how vulnerable our world is to a global crisis. Global warming due to climate change destroys lives and livelihoods every year, causes loss of natural resources, has severe consequences such as food insecurity, direct and indirect health impacts and displacement. In the last decade, 2 thousand 355 climate-related extreme weather disasters have occurred, 83% of all disasters triggered by natural hazards are caused by severe weather and climate-related events such as floods, storms and heatwaves, weather and climate-related disasters have more than 410 in the last decade. The cost of human life and the impact of 1,7 billion people worldwide show the extent of the disaster. The fact that people affected by disasters triggered by climate change are in the poorest countries of the world, it shows that climate change cannot wait for COVID-19 to be brought under control. "
Underlining that the disasters caused by global warming caused by climate change should not be ignored while combating the COVID-19 pandemic, the report emphasized that measures should be taken now in order not to encounter bigger problems in the coming years.
Dr. Kınık: The world is very fragile
Turkish Red Crescent President and IFRC Vice President Dr. Kerem Kınık evaluated the 2020 World Disaster Report. Stating that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused already very fragile countries and communities to become even more fragile, Dr. Kerem Kınık said, “The pandemic has shown us how desperate our world can be in the face of a global crisis. The pandemic has caused millions of people to lose their jobs and become dependent on humanitarian organizations. However, a crisis bigger than the pandemic is growing day by day. This is global warming. More than 2020 disasters occurred in the first 6 months of 100, and the vast majority of these are caused by climate change. This rate is increasing every year. "Unless a joint action can be taken against this globally, very difficult years await our planet."
The report will be discussed in Turkey
ıfrc'n located between the supporters of the report and then publish the report with the live broadcast of the Turkish Red Crescent will also perform in Turkey to discuss special. For many years struggling with disasters and disaster response about serious steps to assign the Turkish Red Crescent, global disasters linked to climate change and the precautions to be taken with names special guests will invest in Turkey on the table.