Over 100 natural disasters occurred worldwide amid pandemic since March – IFRC

Business World | Nov 17, 2020 at 2:07 PM
  • Over 100 natural disasters affecting more than 50 million people occurred in the first half a year alone since the coronavirus pandemic was officially announced in March, stated the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in its annual World Disasters report on Tuesday.
  • This includes some 250,000 people who were affected by as many as 10 different disasters during this period.
  • The IFRC observed that the frequency of disasters had increased over the past 10 years, and the share of climate- and weather-related disasters among them had increased as well.