Ikechukwu Anthony KANU, Emoit Peter Imatari


Africa is the least emitter of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, yet the most affected by the extreme impacts of climate change. The impacts come in the form of hazard-related disasters (Floods, erosion, drought and storm). Today, these disasters strike unexpectedly in different countries found in Africa. Many are, therefore, displaced or forced to move by the occurrence of these climate related disasters. This paper would study Africa’s ability to handle climate related disasters on its own. To understand Africa’s ability, this paper will first of all define disaster and show how it is related to climate change. It will also look into the different types of disasters that are caused by climate change. In addition to these, it will also look into the gaps and challenges faced by African countries in their bid to adapt and mitigate the climate related disasters. Finally, we have a way forward through which African countries can navigate out of the climate related disasters and a conclusion.

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