When rising temperatures don't lead to rising tempers: climate and insecurity in Niger

The report examines the factors influencing livelihood choices among 29 smugglers of people, arms, drugs and gold, working across northern Niger. It focuses on these smugglers because they are armed and operate in coordinated networks. To understand how factors may be changing over time, the report also includes interviews with smugglers’ fathers. The report analyses whether extreme weather events and climate variability influence livelihood choices, and pays attention to how changes in the political and economic context impinge on their life trajectories.

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