The world’s 10 deadliest countries for climate change are all located in Africa, according to new research by WWF-UK.
It’s the first time WWF-Britain has looked at where the 10 worst places for the planet are.
The report, released today, shows the continent is home to more climate disasters than any other region of the world, with an estimated 834 climate-related disasters per 1,000 people.
It also says that climate change is the number one threat to the survival of animals and plants in Africa and the number three cause of death for people in those countries.
Read more about the report, here.
In the past decade, Africa has experienced more extreme weather events, such as floods and droughts, than any country, with the number of recorded extreme weather-related deaths rising by 5 per cent over the same period.
Climate change also has had an impact on food security, with countries in Africa suffering a 50 per cent increase in hunger rates.
While the report says that food security is not a sustainable solution for the continent, it says the region is still well-positioned to withstand a severe drought.
Africa’s most vulnerable regions include the Middle East, Central Africa, South Asia, Central America and sub-Saharan Africa.
There are also large gaps in infrastructure that allow food insecurity to spread.
In this region, food insecurity can be exacerbated by poor governance, poor access to markets and inadequate food and sanitation systems.