French heatwave in top 10 deadly disasters

French heatwave in top 10 deadly disasters

World October 13, 2016 07:15

- The deadliest natural disaster was in 2015- after the earthquake of Nepal- the heat wave in France. The European heat wave in France in 3275 took people's lives, died in 8831 people earthquake in Nepal. Also, heat waves in Belgium, Pakistan and India are in the top 10 of natural disasters. This is evident from the World Disasters Report by the International Red Cross.

In total, nearly 100 million people are victims of a natural disaster in 2015, 92 percent were climate related. There were 32 major droughts in 2015; half times more than the year before.

2015 was also the year ever recorded the highest numbers of refugees. In total, in 2015 65.3 million people worldwide are forced to leave their homes. Nearly 41 million of these were displaced by conflict and violence. The number of people fleeing war or persecution is 6 people per minute increased in 2005 (ten years later) to 24 people per minute in 2015. Compared to a world population of 7.4 billion people is now 1 in every 113 people asylum seekers, internally displaced or refugees.

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