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The world is expected to 50 million "environmental refugees"

November 12 2005
07:45

In 2010 the world will see 50 million people who left their homes to escape the disaster.

United Nations University (United Nations University) proposed a new term "environmental refugee". Now the refugees will be called the people who fled their country or from a particular region of the country, fearing persecution.

Today there are about 9.2 million people covered by this definition.

The reasons for the emergence of millions of environmental refugees are named Rising sea levels, desertification and natural disasters like the Asian tsunami or the earthquake in Pakistan.

Natural disasters cause large numbers of refugees than war.

Now 19.2 million people could be considered "environmental refugees", according to Washington Profile.

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