Extreme weather events often happen in countries where many people live in poverty. We help vulnerable communities recover after disaster, but the climate crisis is making challenging situations worse.
The climate crisis is having a huge impact on people who depend on the weather for their livelihoods. People who farm, rear livestock, or live a nomadic lifestyle are struggling to feed their families. Climate shocks bring devastating and long-term effects, often forcing them to move away into cities.
This brings a new set of challenging circumstances such as overcrowding, food scarcity and vulnerability to diseases like coronavirus.
For people living through war, the climate crisis makes their already overwhelmingly difficult situation worse.
Floods, droughts, depletion of water sources, shortage of food and often having nowhere to live add to the complexities of war.
With no essential services like health or social care, damaged economies, the constant threat of violence, and the lack of robust shelter, people’s ability to cope can be entirely compromised.