Tuesday, 13 October 2015

African aid agencies climate change warning

A group of 30 agencies under the banner Somalia NGO Consortium warned that El Nino conditions are expected to severely hit the Horn of Africa nation during the rainy season. Oxfam’s Somalia Country Director Enzo Vecchio explained, “Thousands of people in Somalia are already feeling the effects of this super El Nino, seeing their crops fail, livestock stressed and the price of staple foods soar because of shortages (…) Such extreme weather events are only going to increase as climate change ramps up. We are likely to see floods in the coming weeks which risk devastating communities reliant on food aid for survival and pushing many more into crisis.”