Right to Survive (slideshow)
In six years time the number of people affected by climatic crises is projected to rise by 54 per cent to 375 million people, threatening to overwhelm the humanitarian aid system.
The projected rise is due to a combination of entrenched poverty and people migrating to densely populated slums which are prone to the increasing number of climatic events. This is compounded by the political failure to address these risks and a humanitarian system which is not fit for purpose.
Our report 'The Right to Survive' explains how the world needs to re-engineer the way it responds to, prepares for and prevents disasters. These photos show why.
- Credit: Sven Torfinn/PANOS
- Credit: Jim Holmes/Oxfam