Climate change, conflict making more in East Africa vulnerable

What you need to know:

  • Many communities in the Horn of Africa are battered by the effects of climate change and violence, causing displacements and deepening humanitarian crises. 
  • What makes it worse is that many of those countries have recently suffered from conflict or violence; clearly, conflict and climate change make for a miserable combination.

Climate change is upending lives across Africa. Okello Ligolo, a fisherman from Kisumu County, spent Christmas in a secondary school after floods forced him from his home. He recalls when major floods were less frequent, occurring once a decade or so. Now they seem to occur yearly.

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