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UN warns that droughts and water scarcity might be next pandemic

Mami Mizutori, the UN special representative for disaster risk reduction, said: “Drought could become the next pandemic, and there is no vaccine to prevent it”. Droughts affected over 1.5 billion people and have caused over $124 billion in economic losses. In addition, a warming world will increase the probability of droughts and scarcity of water, causing damage equivalent to the Covid-19 pandemic