CLIMATE REFUGEES IN SOUTH ASIA NEED PROTECTION ADVOCATES SAY

MORE THAN 46 MILLION PEOPLE IN SOUTH ASIA FLED THEIR HOMES DUE TO NATURAL DISASTERS BETWEEN 2008 AND 2013, THE GENEVA-BASED INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT MONITORING CENTER HAS ESTIMATED.

CLIMATE REFUGEES IN SOUTH ASIA NEED PROTECTION, ADVOCATES SAY

The eight nations comprise the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), whose most recent diplomatic summit was postponed indefinitely this year amid tension between India and Pakistan.
In May, Cyclone Roanu swept through South Asia's Bay of Bengal, destroying the homes of some 125,000 people and costing an estimated $1.7 billion in reconstruction costs, the report said.
More than 46 million people in South Asia fled their homes due to natural disasters between 2008 and 2013, the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Center has estimated.

Governments in South Asia have failed to address the climate migration of millions of people, uprooted by cyclones, flash floods and other disasters, said a report by the non-profit groups Climate Action Network - South...

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