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Bangladesh fourth in child displacement due to natural disasters: Unicef

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DE Online Desk
The Asia-Pacific region and South Asia have the highest number of children displaced by various natural disasters. Recently, the United Nations Children’s Organization UNICEF has published a report on the issue. According to the report, between 2015 and 2021, Bangladesh ranks fourth in the list of countries with the highest number of children displaced by various natural disasters.
According to the UNICEF report, natural disasters are defined as disasters such as floods, storms, droughts and fires. According to the UNICEF report, the number of children displaced by various natural disasters in the Asia-Pacific region in five years is 19 million. Which is 44 percent of the total displaced children. Beyond that, South Asia accounts for 26 percent of displaced children. Judging by the numbers, which is 1 crore 10 lakhs.
According to UNICEF estimates, from 2016 to 2021, a total of 43.1 million children have been displaced in the world. Out of this, 2 crore 21 lakh children were displaced due to storm, 1 crore 97 lakh due to flood, 13 lakh due to drought and 8 lakh 10 thousand children were displaced due to fire.
The Philippines has the highest number of displacements in the Asia region. 9.7 million children have been displaced in the country in five years. India is next. 6.7 million children have been displaced in the country in 5 years. China, another Asian country, is on the third place in the list. 6.4 million children were displaced in the country from 2016 to 2021.
3.3 lakh children have been displaced due to various natural disasters in Bangladesh, which is at the fourth position in the list. Among them, the number of children displaced by flood in Bangladesh is 950,000 and 23 lakh displaced due to storm.

 

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