A new and powerful website developed by the Igarapé Institute and earthtime.org illustrates how all the indicators on climate are in the red, and how violence is increasing in different areas of the Sahel.
Geneva (ICRC) – The effects of climate change are exacerbating conflict between communities in both Mali and Niger, leading to a deepening of poverty, a weakening of public services and a disruption to traditional means of survival.
The violence and challenges facing the Sahel* are not only due to the conflict, but are also tied to diminishing usable land and unpredictable water resources, Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, said after an eight-day visit to the region.
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Visualise the issues at EarthTime’s interactive website