Somaliland: Climate Change Exacerbates Conflict in Somalia


Somalilandsun – In an analysis titled “Climate Change Is Feeding Armed Conflict in Somalia” authors Giovanna Kuele, Igarape Institute, and Ana Cristina Miola, University of Applied Sciences of Cologne, Germany, argue that over the past decade climate change-related desertification has expanded in Somalia, making the local population even more vulnerable.  Climate change feeds armed conflict in Somalia by exacerbating tensions between clans; boosting the ranks and role of terrorist groups, including al-Shabaab; and increasing migration.

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