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28 Feb 2019 description

Southern Africa is projected to be one of one of the most vulnerable regions to the impacts of climate change. Floods and cyclones affected several countries and more than 400,000 people across the region were affected in 2018. The estimated population in the sub region is over 340 million. With 60 per cent of the population living in urban areas, this rise in urbanization means more youth are living in towns where employment opportunities are limited leading to increased crime and other socio – economic development challenges.

22 Feb 2012 description

Life remains a daily struggle for most communities across the region who live in abject poverty. An increase in the frequency, complexity and magnitude of natural disasters, influenced in part by climate change, and coupled with socio-economic shocks, pandemic diseases and endemic inequality, has exacerbated the vulnerability of millions across the region. The region features prominently in terms of prevalence rates for tuberculosis, malaria, diarrhoeal diseases and maternal and child mortality.