Oxfam: "Climate crisis starves the world"

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Oxfam: "Climate crisis starves the world"

Oxfam, in a new report for the United Nations and Cop27 Annual Assembly, shared alarming data related to climate change. According to Oxfam, in just 6 years the number of people affected by hunger has more than doubled in the 10 countries that have experienced the most extreme climate events.

There were 21 million in 2016, today there are 48 million, 18 million of which are on the brink of famine. "Drought, desertification, cyclones and floods are putting millions of lives at risk in the most vulnerable contexts on the planet, the report emphasizes, and to deal with humanitarian crises, 49 billion dollars are needed, the amount requested by the United Nations in the appeal for 2022: an amount equivalent to the profits made in less than 18 days by large fossil fuel energy companies."

Oxfam: "Climate crisis starves the world"

Francesco Petrelli, Oxfam Italia food safety policy advisor, explained: "Between 2010 and 2019, direct and indirect material damage due to the climate averaged 3.43 million dollars per day, at this rate between 2030 and 2050 up to 720 million people, or 1 in 11 inhabitants of the planet, risk being in extreme poverty due to the climate crisis.

We appeal to world leaders, who will participate in the United Nations General Assembly and the COP 27 of November, in order to keep the promises made several times on emission cuts and financing for adaptation to the climate crisis of the poor and most affected countries, the way forward is to make the polluters pay the most: an additional 1% of the annual profits of multinationals that produce energy from fossil fuels would bring about 10 billion dollars in revenue for the states, enough to fill the financial gaps to make fr in spite of the increase in global hunger."

The 10 countries in the world most affected by extreme climatic events in the last 20 years are Somalia, Haiti, Djibouti, Kenya, Niger, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Madagascar, Burkina Faso and Zimbabwe. States which, while paying the highest price for climate change, are responsible for just 0.13% of global CO2 emissions into the atmosphere, while the G20 countries produce 76.60%.

With the G7 countries impacting on their own for almost half of global emissions in the face of a capacity for response and adaptation not even remotely comparable to that of these 10 countries.