One Person Per Second Displaced Due To Natural Hazards Worldwide

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“IDMC. Since 2008, an average of 26.4M people per year have been displaced from their homes by disasters brought on by natural hazards. One person per second on the average.”


Note from author: IDMC is the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre which was established in 1998 “to fill an important knowledge gap on the global scale and patterns of internal displacement.” (IDMC).

Today, conflicts often arise as a consequence of natural disasters, such as extreme drought. The ongoing Syrian civil war, for example, is thought to have its roots in human-caused climate change. (ScienceDirect. Political Geography. Climate change and the Syrian civil war revisited. Volume 60. September 2017, pages 232-244). Read the whole article here: Climate change and the Syrian civil war revisited

An example video: India´s Water Crisis: A Warning To The World:

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Anne-Maria Yritys

Anne-Maria Yritys is an authentic, passionate, inspired and multilingual business development manager, creative director, consultant and strategic change leader at Y.E.S. Yritys Executive Services. She is an active (online) networker and social media strategist with one of the Nordic´s largest personal LinkedIn networks. With a vast global following on Twitter, she is also Finland´s most followed business person on Twitter, and one of the country´s most active Tweeters @annemariayritys With her vast international experiences and love for sustainable development, she is a Global Citizen who values ethical leadership and responsible decision-making. She believes in advanced communication, empowerment, continuous development and higher learning leading to sustainable economic development and a sustainable future in individuals, organizations and nations across our Globe. Her mission and vision include accelerating positive change through effective change communication and leadership. She helps businesses and organizations through client/customer-oriented demands with tailored strategy consultations. She can also be booked for public speaking events. To find out more about Anne-Maria and to see how she may be of service to your business needs, please get in touch. Twitter: @annemariayritys @GCCThinkActTank @LeadingWPassion @AroundOMedia

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