Free trade undermines right to health and fight against climate change

According to the World Health Organization, climate change is already responsible for approximately 150,000 deaths every year, writes Alexia Fourage from TWHA in the 'Health and Human Rights Journal' of Harvard University on nov 2 2015.

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Climate change also worsens environmental conditions, contributing to poorer health, nutrition, and water quality. Although natural disasters can strike anywhere, 95% of the deaths caused by them occur in the global South. For example, on November 8, 2013, typhoon Haiyan wreaked havoc in the Philippines archipelago, killing thousands of people and affecting millions more.3 Acres upon acres of cultivated land were destroyed, leaving the population without livelihood, food, and their main source of income.

The rest of Alexia's blog can be found here: 'Health and Human Rights Journal' of Harvard University.

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