Host to more than a third of a million people, Dadaab is the world's largest refugee camp. Sixty percent of the refugees there are children. (Nichole Sobecki/GroundTruth)

Host to more than a third of a million people, Dadaab is the world's largest refugee camp. Sixty percent of the refugees there are children.

Credit: Nichole Sobecki/GroundTruth

Global Warming Kills: Somalia (A GroundTruth Podcast)

November 11, 2016

 

The human consequences of climate change are the focus of this new season of the GroundTruth podcast. Reporting fellows Laura Heaton and Nichole Sobecki begin our journey in one of the hottest, driest countries on earth: Somalia.

For 25 years, drought and war have reinforced each other in a deadly cycle in Somalia. Environmental changes spark violence, and conflict leads to further environmental destruction.

With climate change, the underlying causes of Somalia's long-running civil war are only getting worse. Refugees and a former al-Shabab fighter share their stories of adaptation and survival.


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