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Climate, Peace and Security Fact Sheet: Sahel (2021)

FS Sahel 21 Cover
Publisher: SIPRI
SIPRI, Stockholm :
April, 2021

The Sahel region is highly exposed to climate change, but national and local factors mean that climate change will have differentiated impacts across  the region. The region will gradually become hotter, with some areas  experiencing increased, but erratic, rainfall. The immediate effects of these trends may include irregular seasons, droughts and floods. Interacting with social, economic and political factors, these could exacerbate existing  vulnerabilities and increase the risk of violent conflict:  


Anab Ovidie Grand is a Junior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI).
Dr Andrew E. Yaw Tchie is a Senior Researcher in the Research group on peace, conflict and development at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI).
Kheira Tarif is a Researcher in the SIPRI Climate Change and Risk Programme.