At least 7.7m Brazilians forced to leave homes since 2000, study finds

At least 7.7m Brazilians forced to leave homes since 2000, study finds
 

At least 7.7 million Brazilians, or one every minute, have been forced to leave their homes since 2000, a pioneering study has found.
Of those, 6.4 million moved after large-scale flooding, droughts and other natural disasters, while 1.2 million were forced out by large-scale construction projects like dams.
The analysis was conducted by Forced Migration Observatory (FMO), a digital platform launched on Wednesday that uses georeferencing data.
Significant attention has been paid recently to the fact that Brazil, a large country with a population of 209 million, has taken in only 10,000... read more

 
7 March 2018 in World News, Views: 37
Source: Guardian
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