ATbar Sahel: Climate Change Challenge And Spread Of Terrorist Organizations

Sahel: Climate Change Challenge And Spread Of Terrorist Organizations

31/12/2020 | by Santabarbara, Lucia  

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ABSTRACT

 

Climate change in the Sahel represents one of the most dangerous threats of the XXI Century. The extreme weather conditions and the consequences produced upon cultivation and livestock have exacerbated the economic and social problems in the region, whose economy is mainly led by agriculture, farm animals and fishing. The environmental conditions have worsened the already critical local issues, like food insecurity and the humanitarian crisis, encouraging the diffusion of new conflicts and the spread of Salafi-Jihadi terrorist groups in the Sahel. Terrorist organizations try to take advantage of the unstable situation and attempt to acquire more power and control in the area. In order to tackle those problems, a joint action between the internal and external security forces is important, but the containment and the management of climate change impacts remain the major challenge and the most reasonable solution.
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