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Humanitarians raise the alarm: climate change leads to conflict

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In many of the world’s most fragile areas, climate change is not an abstract concept or an apprehension for the future. It is happening now. People are already experiencing the effects, such as drought and flooding, and these disasters also cause new violent conflicts.

Arid land in southern Ethiopia.
The Borena region in southern Ethiopia has been experiencing severe drought for five consecutive years. Image: Silvya Bolliger/EU

Luya Tsega works for Cordaid’s Ethiopian office as a humanitarian programme officer. During her travels in the southern Borena region, which also borders Kenya and Somalia, she witnessed the effects of climate change and the impact on the communities living in this remote area.

In this video, she talks about the challenges the people of Borena are facing and how they might lead to conflict and displacement.

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