Climate, drought and conflict in the Horn of Africa

Find out how drought, famine and climate change have collided to create a humanitarian crisis.

A new drought has swept across the Horn of Africa, creating widespread displacement. With drought playing a key role in the wider crisis, it is important to examine the role of climate change in contributing to the situation. It’s worth re-examining the evidence to create a clear picture of the connections between climate change, drought, famine and migration.

More resources on the Horn of Africa:

Mini-briefing looking in more detail at the relationship between climate change and the current crisis.

Short introductor annimation. A brief overview of the current situation.

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