This April 22, @CrisisGroup is launching a visual explainer to illustrate how #climatechange can influence deadly conflict in Africa, focusing on Nigeria’s violent conflicts between farmers and herders.
Deadly disputes between farmers and herders over land resources across the continent illustrate the security implications of changing weather patterns.
In Nigeria, the continent's most populous country, farmer-herder violence killed 6 times more people than the #BokoHaram insurgency in the country’s North East in 2018.
@CrisisGroup finds that violent incidents between farmers and herders are concentrated in Nigeria’s grasslands (yellow) and along the agricultural fringe (brown) used by both groups.
The effects of climate change can be intense as both activities rely heavily on seasonal rainfall.
However, many of Nasarawa’s proposed ranches are located in areas with low water supply, making them vulnerable to climate change. (Dark red = more seasonal variability in water supply, 2030 forecast)
→securing the funds needed to implement the Transformation Plan
→building capacity for livestock management
→improving communication to better explain the plan to those affected
The International Crisis Group is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflicthttps://www.crisisgroup.org/who-we-are/crisis-group-updates/crisis-group-launches-initiative-climate-change-and-deadly-conflict
With climate change’s impact on peace and security set to grow in the years to come, Crisis Group has stepped up its analysis of the links between climate and conflict, helping shape climate policy...https://www.crisisgroup.org/global/how-climate-science-can-help-conflict-prevention
Learn about the dangers of #climatechange in Nigeria, Africa's most populous country. ☟