This brief focuses on how climate change acts as a threat multiplier, worsening the existing risks and vulnerabilities to hunger for already disadvantaged people, particularly women, agricultural workers, and small-scale farmers. It explores major climatic events across seven regions where people are being worst affected: Asia’s typhoons, East Africa’s drought, South Africa’s cyclones, the Sahel’s drought, Latin America's dry corridor, the Pacific sea-level rise, and water scarcity in the Euphrates and Tigris River basins.
At the UN General Assembly and ahead of COP27, Oxfam is calling for leaders to take urgent action to:
- Provide lifesaving aid to address the immediate hunger crisis in these climate hotspots
- Guarantee adequate climate and anticipatory financing to help impacted people adapt, prepare for and cope with the next disaster
- Compensate countries most impacted for what they have already lost in the climate crisis
- Reduce future climate impacts by submitting realistic climate plans that reduce emissions to limit warming under 1.5C