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When rain turns to dust

Countries enduring armed conflict are disproportionately vulnerable to climate variability and change, because the adaptive capacity of people, systems and institutions already coping with the consequences of conflict tends to be limited.

Based on research conducted in southern Iraq, northern Mali, and the interior of the Central African Republic (CAR), and drawing on the expertise of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the scientific literature on the subject, this policy report explores how people deal with the combination of conflict and climate risks, and how they cope and adapt. It discusses how the ICRC, and the humanitarian sector in general, will have to adjust and adapt to address these risks and makes an urgent call for strengthening climate action and finance in countries affected by conflict.

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When Rain Turns to Dust - Understanding and responding to the combined impact of armed conflicts and the climate and environment crisis on people’s lives


[This description was taken from the report.]