June 19, 2022
According to the UNHCR study, 10 million people were compelled to evacuate their homes last year owing to violence, food insecurity, human rights violations, the climate catastrophe, the war in Ukraine, and other factors. According to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees’ annual Global Trends Report, about 50 lakh persons in India would be internally displaced as a result of climate change and calamities in 2021. (UNHCR). “The highest disaster-related displacements in 2021 happened in China (6.0 million), the Philippines (5.7 million), and India (4.9 million). The majority of catastrophe displacements this year were transitory “According to the study.India is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change, with 80 percent of the population living in regions prone to extreme weather events. According to the organisation, the number of persons forced to evacuate their homes has climbed year after year over the last decade, reaching a peak this year.The analysis, which covers the period from January 2021 to December 2021, also states that developments in 2022 are ‘difficult to ignore,’ particularly in light of the Russia-Ukraine war, which began in February of this year.In 2021, asylum seekers in various countries filed 1.4 million new applications. The United States got the most asylum petitions, with 188,900, followed by Germany with 148,200, Mexico with 132,700, Costa Rica with 108,500, and France with 90,200. “The number of displaced persons has increased every year over the previous decade.”
According to the UN, the number of individuals forced to evacuate their homes has climbed year after year over the last decade, reaching an all-time high. A campaign for peacemaking will only have the opposite effect.
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