Burkina Faso: UN warns of worsening conflict and displacement in Sahel without immediate climate action

16 November 2022
Countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal
Sources: UN High Commissioner for Refugees, United Nations

Left unchecked, the climate emergency will further imperil Sahelian communities as floods, droughts and heatwaves decimate access to water, food and livelihoods, and amplify the risk of conflict.