The climate crisis is exploding before our eyes

The climate crisis is exploding before our eyes

In January 2022, at least 14 people died in the Eastern Cape due to flash floods, and hundreds more were displaced after their homes were destroyed.

Eighteen million people are on the brink of starvation in the world’s 10 worst climate hot spots, which include Somalia, Kenya and Zimbabwe.

The number of people suffering acute hunger has more than doubled – 21 to 48 million – in just over the past six years, according to Oxfam’s September 2022 Hunger In A Heating World, a report on how the climate crisis is fuelling hunger in an already hungry world.

This is why Oxfam South Africa works with communities and movements in South Africa and countries in the Southern African Development Community to save and protect lives in emergencies, help people rebuild their livelihoods, and campaign for genuine, lasting change.

Read more below in our latest Business Day feature published on World Food Day.