Oxfam: Climate Change Devastating Ethiopian Rural Communities | Africa | English

The remains of a cow and her calf lie in the bush, in Goray in southern Ethiopia near the Kenyan border (File)A report released by Oxfam International details how climate change is increasing poverty, water scarcity and food insecurity among Ethiopia’s pastoral communities.The report, entitled The Rain Doesn’t Come on Time Anymore, found that Ethiopia’s rural communities are struggling to cope with increased variability in the country’s weather patterns brought on by global climate change.Ethiopia has always experienced extreme climate fluctuations, including relatively frequent periods of drought in the past. This variability has forced local communities to adapt to the climate and devise strategies to cope, but according the report, increasingly volatile shifts in the weather patterns have become difficult to predict, making it difficult for the communities to grow food and care for their herds.

Oxfam: Climate Change Devastating Ethiopian Rural Communities | Africa | English

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