The climate crisis threatens gender equality in Africa

The climate crisis threatens gender equality in Africa

December 9, 2019 Off By OUHBsujLSQ

People who directly depend on the natural world for their livelihoods, like farmers and fishers, will be among the greatest victims of the climate crisis. In vulnerable hotspots, such as the arid lands of Kenya and Ethiopia, farming communities are already struggling with droughts and water scarcity that kill their cattle and threaten their very survival. The glacial-fed river basins of the Himalayan mountains, or the deltas of Bangladesh, India , and Ghana, are increasingly prone to floods, landslides, and powerful cyclones. As a result, men are often migrating further to keep their families going, looking for casual work in…

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