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Why this matters: Climate change-related flooding is devastating the country. More than 500,000 people have been affected in 17 of the country’s 18 states. And in Khartoum state alone, more than 100,000 people are in need of shelter after having lost their homes. Moreover, the flooding has increased discontent with Sudan’s transitional government, which came to power last year, as climate events like this can be destabilizing. On September 10th, the government declared a 3-month state of emergency after its currency fell sharply, and the government took additional steps to shore up its economy and solicit aid. The question is will that be enough.
Reuters reported that there are many refugees searching for shelter after the floods. One refugee told Reuters, “We hope that things get better, that this flood gets better. But from what we see, what is coming may be harder… that is why we are calling on everyone to stand by the citizens, the simple, poor citizens who have lost their shelter and home.” According to Reuters, assistance is needed urgently for 85,000 internally displaced and 40,000 refugees have been affected by the floods in Khartoum, in eastern Sudan, along the White Nile, and in the troubled Darfur region.
By Amy Lupica, ODP Contributing Writer As Maui, Hawaii begins its “managed retreat” from its coastline due to sea-level rise caused by climate change, the county filed a lawsuit this week against big oil companies including ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, and ConocoPhillips to pay the costs of the move. The suit alleges that the companies knew […]
by Amy Lupica, ODP Contributing Writer New research published Monday shows that climate change has significantly impacted Florida’s housing market, and it has been quietly doing so for nearly a decade. Despite the common, false assumption that a climate housing crisis is largely a future threat, research shows that climate change has already impacted communities […]
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