Climate Crisis: we need to act now

Our global climate is changing at an unprecedented rate. We must act now to support families who are losing their homes to the climate crisis.

Help families like Esther's

Esther lives in Minawao Refugee Camp in Cameroon, having fled Boko Haram violence in Nigeria.

Her family are bearing the brunt of the climate crisis, despite having contributed to it the least.

‘Now it is difficult to distinguish the seasons. The heat is more unbearable every day…there are days when none of us shower, because it is more important to drink than taking a bath. I hope that the situation can change one day, because I do not know what kind of work my children and grandchildren will live in.’

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Five things you need to know:

Our key takeaways from the IPCC report

1. Changing weather patterns caused by our heating world will continue to cause increasingly extreme weather events.

2. Global surface temperature was 1.09C higher in the decade between 2011-2020 than between 1850-1900.

3. The past five years have been the hottest on record since 1850

4. The recent rate of sea level rise has nearly tripled compared with 1901-1971

5. Human influence is ‘very likely’ (90%) the main driver of the global retreat of glaciers since the 1990s and the decrease in Arctic sea-ice

As long as the climate crisis continues to wipe out homes through drugh, flooding, wildfires and extreme storms, ShelterBox will continue to support families who are on the frontline of the destruction.

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The climate crisis

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