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New World Bank Group report: SDS in the MENA Region

by Ernest Werner last modified Nov 27, 2020 09:43 AM

SAND AND DUST STORMS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA (MENA) REGION

SOURCES, COSTS, AND SOLUTIONS                                                         (Fall 2019)

A World Bank Group report

"Globally, welfare losses from dust are approximately 3.6 trillion USD, where costs are about 150 billion USD and over 2.5 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on average in MENA. Dust storm costs range from negative health impacts to reducing crop yields to lowering property values to steering talented workers away from polluted places. The World Health Organization estimates that 7 million people die from poor air quality every year, which is at least partly attributed to dust."

Find the report here

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