WHO Forecasts Series of Extreme Weather Events Worldwide in the Coming Months

news 05-Jul-2023 World News

WHO Anticipates Series of Extreme Weather Events Worldwide in the Coming Months

The World Health Organization (WHO) expects a series of extreme weather events, including floods, hurricanes, and periods of intense heat, to occur worldwide in the coming months, according to the organization's director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Unprecedented Heatwave and Extreme Weather Predicted by WHO

The world witnessed the hottest day on record on Monday, and in the coming months, the World Health Organization (WHO) predicts a slew of extreme weather events, including droughts, floods, hurricanes, and abnormal heatwaves, which pose significant health risks to people, stated Tedros.

Severe Drought in Africa's Horn Causing Hunger Crisis, Warns WHO

Prolonged drought in Africa's Horn region has already triggered waves of famine, migration, and diseases, putting a strain on healthcare systems, warned Tedros, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO). Seven countries, including Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda, are grappling with severe food shortages, affecting nearly 60 million people.

Over 10 Million Children Under 5 to Face Acute Malnutrition in 2023, WHO Reports

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 10 million children under the age of 5 will experience acute malnutrition in 2023, highlighting the dire consequences of extreme weather events and food insecurity.

Record High Global Temperatures Expected in Next Five Years, Says WHO

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) previously released a forecast indicating that global temperatures could reach unprecedented levels within the next five years. The combination of anthropogenic factors, such as greenhouse gas emissions, and natural factors like the shift from La Niña to El Niño oceanic phases, will contribute to this trend.

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