22 April, Earth Day

December 2015, Timbuktu region, Mali. An ICRC delegate speaks with local people in an area where harvests have failed because of drought and flooding, and two million people face food shortages. ICRC / VALERY MBAOH NANA

In armed conflicts, the ICRC and National Societies are increasingly aware of the significance of climate change. The effects of climate change are now an important contributory risk factor in many armed conflicts. These effects can increase people’s vulnerability and create additional dynamics in a conflict.

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