Climate, Peace and Security Fact Sheet: Somalia

Fact Sheet
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Climate  Africa  Conflict  United Nations  Peace operations
Written by

Anne Funnemark

Former employee

Elisabeth L. Rosvold

Former employee

Florian Krampe

Senior Researcher, SIPRI

Emilie Broek

Research assistant, SIPRI

Katongo Seyuba

Research assistant, SIPRI

Kheira Tarif

Research Assistant, SIPRI

Dr Farah Hegazi

Researcher, SIPRI


Somalia is experiencing its worst drought in over four decades. More frequent and intense floods and droughts fuel competition over natural resources, exacerbating community tensions and vulnerabilities. In combination with decades of conflict and instability, climate change poses a serious challenge to peace and security.