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A QUICK LOOK AT PAKISTAN FACTS 0F 2017A LOOK AT THE WORLD FACTS 2017

  • KIPS Bureau
  • Jan, 2018
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ENVIRONMENT RELATED FACTS

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)  announced in January 2017 that 2016 was the hottest year on record since 1880 and estimated that by 2100, the temperature increase would  range from 2-6 degrees Celsius

Arctic sea ice recorded its lowest ever winter ice cover of 5.5 mil square miles on March 22, 2017 according to US National Snow and Ice Data Center

Sea levels are rising at their fastest rate; the current rate of change is 3.4 mm a year. In July 2017, a massive crack gave way to 5,800 square kilometer section of ice into the ocean

The pH of ocean surface water decreased by 0.1 percent, making oceans 26 percent more acidic than they were before the Industrial Revolution

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached the milestone of 400 parts per million in 2015

Pollution linked to 1 in 6 deaths worldwide or 9 Million in 2015 in a report published in “The Lancet”

HEALTH RELATED FACTS

According to the report of World Health Organization published in 2017, cholera affected more than 500,000 people in Yemen and killed over 2,000 people

98 % of the world’s undernourished people live in developing countries where 1 out of 6 infants born with a low birth weight

Globally  approximately one in five births (21%) takes place without the assistance of a skilled birth attendant

POPULATION RELATED FACTS

According to the UN World Population report, every year the world’s population is expanding by 83 Million people

The reports also stated that the world’s population grew slightly to 7.6 billion in 2016, with a substantial youth bulge

The number of people exposed to flooding each year is at risk of increasing to 54 million by 2030, according to a study of World Resources Institute

CRISIS OF REFUGEES AND DISPLACED PEOPLE

According to a recent report Oxfam Report, more than 65 million people were displaced globally with Pakistan hosting 1.56 million of them

Collectively, Jordan, Turkey, the Occupied Palestinian territory, Pakistan, Lebanon and South Africa hosts 12 million refugees as per Oxfam report

Recent reports suggest that more than 600,000 Rohingya refugees fled a brutal military crackdown in the Buddhist majority country in August, 2017

An average of 21.5 million people were forcibly displaced since 2008 due to climate change related hazardous weather events, according to the United Nation High Commission for refugees

US will contribute $32 million in humanitarian aid for Myanmar’s Rohingya refugees as per US State Department’s announcement in October, 2017

 

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