In recent years, many countries in South America have experienced a wide variety of disasters caused by natural hazards, such as floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and landslides, and exacerbated by the adverse effects of climate change. This is the case of the devastating earthquake that affected Chile in 2010 or the heavy rains and floods that affected much of the Bolivian territory in 2014.
The thematic report presents the first baseline for displacement risk associated with sudden-onset disasters in the countries of the Greater Horn of Africa with the ultimate aim of reducing future displacement risk. As sudden-onset natural hazards, primarily floods, caused more than 600,000 new displacements in 2016 in the Greater Horn of Africa, this report is very timely.
The Lake Chad crisis has now displaced 2.4 million people. The displacement is largely a result of the conflict with Boko Haram, but we wondered what impact climate change and the shrinking Lake Chad played in the crisis? Climate Refugees traveled to the Lake Chad Basin in July 2017 to find out.