World Bank report says climate change to hit East Africa hard

Flash floods in Isinya, Kajiado County, on March 15, 2018. PHOTO | TONY KARUMBA | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Report says areas suffering from sporadic and erratic rainfall, population stress and persistent crop failure could see large outflows of people.

  • The World Bank noted that Dar es Salaam, in particular, will experience dampened population growth.

  • Adding to the problem is East Africa’s rising population which could hit 786 million by 2050.

Climate change across East Africa could see more than 10 million people forced to move by 2050, according to a new World Bank report.


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