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Humans in the climate crisis

05 Aug 2021

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Internally displaced by conflict in Syria, Bushra and her friends escape the soaring summer temperatures in the back of a truck. Credit: OCHA/Ali Haj Suleiman

As rich countries continue to emit greenhouse gasses at their highest-ever concentration levels, extreme weather is decimating more and more parts of the world.

Time is running out for millions of people who are already losing their lives, their homes and their livelihoods to climate change. These people have contributed least to the global climate emergency, yet they are being hit the hardest.

Climate-related damage is happening at a scale that the humanitarian community and people on the front lines cannot manage.

We need to pressure world leaders to take meaningful climate action for those who need it most. They must commit to putting vulnerable people front and centre at the UN climate summit (COP26) in November.

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