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The climate crisis and humanitarian need: taking action to support the world’s most vulnerable communities

Time (GMT +01) 14:00 15:00
Hero image description: Samar Island, Guiuan. Moments before sunset, a desolate landscape of destroyed coconut trees outside the centre of town. Image credit:ICRC Image license:creative commons
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  • Mark Lowcock

    Speaker – UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

  • Fonteh Akum

    Speaker – Executive Director, Institute for Security Studies

  • Sorcha O'Callaghan

    Chair – Director of the Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI


Climate change is a major driver of humanitarian need, alongside conflict and the Covid-19 pandemic. Weather events are becoming more extreme and more frequent – with huge consequences for people already living in humanitarian contexts. Despite the resilience and adaptability of communities living with climate emergencies and related insecurities, they are being hit hard.

Join Mark Lowcock and Fonteh Akum for a discussion hosted by Sorcha O'Callaghan about the impact of climate change in the world’s most vulnerable places, and what needs to be done about it.

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