Climate crisis leaving 2 million people a week needing aid – Red Cross

Charity warns of cost of doing nothing, saying contributions would need to hit $20bn a year Two million people a week need humanitarian aid today because of the climate emergency, the Red Cross has warned, as extreme weather takes an “intolerable”...

Climate crisis leaving 2 million people a week needing aid – Red Cross

Charity warns of cost of doing nothing, saying contributions would need to hit $20bn a year

Two million people a week need humanitarian aid today because of the climate emergency, the Red Cross has warned, as extreme weather takes an “intolerable” toll in human suffering.

The number of people in need of interventions will double in the next three decades – from 108 million a year today to 200 million – if governments fail to act, stretching international humanitarian relief efforts to breaking point and beyond, the global charity said.

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