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Climate change is exacerbating conflict between communities in both Mali and Niger

Posted by Charles Clerck (Admin) Jan 22, 2019

The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer says climate change is worsening old-age tensions between farming and herding communities in Niger and Mali, where troubles are compounded by violence and competition for water and land resource. The Sahel region - which includes Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mauritania - comprises some of the world's poorest and most fragile states, and is regarded as the most vulnerable to climate change.

His comments were made when he visited the World Economic Forum in Davos yesterday (Monday), after visiting the troubled Sahel region in West Africa in recent days.


You can read the full report from the International Committee of the Red Cross here.

The story has also been reported on the BBC and on the Associated Press feed

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Comments (2)

Osu says... Jan 22, 2019
One would have thought the countries should work together and find solutions rather than resorting to violence.
Rosemary Okello-Orlale says... Jan 24, 2019

Great story and analysis on the link between climate change and the increase of conflict in Sahel. Its interesting to red how pastoralists and agriculturalists  are fighting for water as a resource. It will be nice to also look at women are treated when they access the water resource for household use

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