February 4, 2023
FG Says Over 6 Million Displaced Due To Climate Events And Disasters In 13 Years.
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FG Says Over 6 Million Displaced Due To Climate Events And Disasters In 13 Years.

FG says over 6 million displaced due to climate events and disasters in 13 years.

The Federal Government says over 6 million people were displaced between 2008 and 2021 due to climate events and disasters.  

Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), who was speaking at an event in Abuja yesterday, said 131 climate disasters were experienced during the period. 

The Commissioner who was quoting a report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, said displacement due to conflict stands at 4.4 million within the period under review.  

Speaking at the same event, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, said the government has shown great commitment towards managing climate change and currently spends 9% of GDP on projects directly addressing climate change.   

  

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