Global climate crisis could displace over 1 billion people by 2050: Report

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As many as 1.2 billion people around the world could be displaced by 2050 due to the global climate crisis as ecological disasters drive mass migrations and greater armed conflict, according to an analysis.

Sydney-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) projected that no nation will be able to escape the effects of the climate crisis, but the world’s poorest as well as most vulnerable populations will be hardest hit.

The regions facing the highest number of threats are:

• Sub-Saharan Africa
• South Asia
• Middle East
• North Africa