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Building resilience to climate change
Climate change is one of the most serious challenges facing humanity. Concern’s work in areas affected by climate change gives us a strong insight into the challenges some of the world’s poorest people are facing.
Through our programme work, we see at first hand the way in which changing weather patterns are disrupting ways of life that have sustained communities for centuries.In Sahelian countries, climate change impacts pose a severe threat to livelihoods. Unpredictable rainfall can leave sedentary farming communities vulnerable to both drought and floods, while shortages in pasture have a significant impact on pastoralists, putting their animals at risk and forcing them to travel much greater distances.