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The climate crisis is a humanitarian crisis

Climate change is a top driver of humanitarian need and human suffering, particularly for the poorest countries. The impacts threaten to deepen already wide inequalities, resulting in consequences felt by the world at large, including instability, violence and displacement. In a recent speech on humanitarian policy, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock, made the case for action to support the world’s most vulnerable communities, stressing that in 2020, 12 of the 20 countries most vulnerable to climate change had an inter-agency humanitarian appeal. He detailed ongoing and destabilizing fallout from pressures on livelihoods, water, food and health, among other issues. https://www.un.org/en/climatechange/the-climate-crisis-is-a-humanitarian-crisis

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  • George Kariuki

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    We must take urgent action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help vulnerable communities adapt to the impacts of climate change.

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    • Rashid Kamau

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      We must jointly support each other to fight this climate change menace.

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      • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

        33 w

        The statement that the climate crisis is a humanitarian crisis highlights a crucial reality. Climate change disproportionately impacts the world's most vulnerable, deepening existing inequalities and causing widespread suffering. Mark Lowcock's UN speech underscores the urgent need to support these communities, as evidenced by the fact that 12 of the 20 most climate-vulnerable countries required humanitarian assistance in 2020. The consequences, including threats to livelihoods, water, food, and health, emphasize the pressing need for global action to address the humanitarian dimensions of climate change.

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        • Faith Nyawich

          33 w

          We need to take care of our environment better

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          • Rotich Kim

            33 w

            This is real they need to be more careful about the environment

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            • Daniel Patrick

              33 w

              Very true

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