Climate Change

Flood risk affects over a billion people. Climate change could make it worse

Four in every ten people exposed to flood risk live in poverty. Image: Unsplash/ Misbahul Aulia

Jun Rentschler

Senior Economist, The World Bank

Melda Salhab

Doctoral Researcher, Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, The World Bank

Bramka Arga Jafino

Consultant/advisor at Deltares, The Netherlands, The World Bank


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The share of people living in high flood risk zones. Image: World Bank.

The share of population that lives in flood risk areas and under $5.50 per day. Image: World Bank.


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