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08 Mar 2017 description
report ActionAid

In Somalia, 110 people died in two days at the start of March as a result of the ongoing drought, according to the Somali Prime Minister. These deaths should have been entirely preventable. Droughts don’t kill people, droughts don’t have to become a famine or a crisis. What kills people in a drought is a lack of food or water. We can’t make it rain, we can’t change the weather, but we can stop people going hungry and thirsty. It is simply a matter of political will, resources and funding.

30 Nov 2016 description
report ActionAid

The world is currently enduring an unprecedented combination of climate-related crises. We are living through what will almost certainly be the hottest year on record, and have faced one of the strongest El Niño weather events of all time.

At the same time, in 2016 the Earth has recorded the highest ever level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which are set to rise still further. Many climate scientists are concluding that climate change and El Niño are combining to create new and extreme impacts that are unprecedented.