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

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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

Speakers

  • Mark Lowcock

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

  • Dr Fonteh Akum

    Executive Director for the Institute for Security Studies

  • Sorcha O'Callaghan

    Director of the Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI

Description

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, Dr Fonteh Akum and Sorcha O’Callaghan for a discussion 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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