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Reference : V-F-CR-F-03534-A
Date : 11/2022
Title : COP 27 : climate and conflict shocks destroy livelihoods and leave many displaced
Duration : 00:00:53
Cameraman : various
Editor : RIETVELD, Geerte Cornelia Catharina
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
RIETVELD, Geerte Cornelia Catharina
Description : The triple threat of climate change, conflict, and health emergencies: A deadly mix for the most vulnerable in fragile settings

Climate change is not a distant threat. It is already dramatically affecting vulnerable people across the globe. In particular, the changing climate is having devastating consequences for people living in conflict situations and those who don’t have access to basic health care due to damaged infrastructure, which is causing a rise in deadly diseases.

The International Committee of the Rd Cross (ICRC) is alarmed by the current reality and projections for the future. Its teams see droughts, floods, insect plagues and changing rainfall patterns which can all jeopardise food production and people’s means of survival. More extreme and powerful weather events such as cyclones are destroying essential health infrastructure. Changing patterns of deadly diseases such as malaria, dengue and cholera are challenging humanitarian responses. Conflict and violence increase the need for emergency health assistance while also limiting the capacity of health facilities.

The ICRC is calling on world leaders to live up to their commitments under the Paris Agreement and the Agenda 2030 and ensure that vulnerable and conflict-affected people are adequately supported to adapt to a changing climate. World leaders must collectively find solutions and ensure access to adequate climate finance in challenging environments. Leaving people behind is not an option.
Original language : English
English title : COP 27 : climate and conflict shocks destroy livelihoods and leave many displaced
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