Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Displacement, Despair and Disease in flood-ravaged Sudan | Inside Story” – below is their description.
More than 100 people have died and tens of thousands of others have been forced from their homes.
Disease lurks in stagnant water, posing yet another threat to survivors at a time of global pandemic.
With ageing infrastructure and unreliable drainage systems, how will Sudan cope with increasingly erratic weather patterns in a changing climate?
Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra
Nisreen ElSaim, Chair of the UN Secretary General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change
Waleed Madibo, Founder & President of Sudan Policy Forum
Francois Gemenne, Professor of environmental geopolitics and migration dynamics at The Paris Institute of Political Studies
Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel
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The video item below is a piece of English language content from Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera is a Qatari state-funded broadcaster based in Doha, Qatar, owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network.
Climate is the long-term average of weather, typically averaged over a period of 30 years. More rigorously, it is the mean and variability of meteorological variables over a time spanning from months to millions of years.
Climate Change is the name commonly given to the notion that the Earth is undergoing a changing climate as a result of human activity, including notable leaders, scientists and naturalists including Sir David Attenborough.
Climate change includes both the global warming driven by human emissions of greenhouse gases, and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns.
“Hashem Ahelbarra is a roving Middle East correspondent for Al Jazeera English. He regularly reports from Afghanistan, Yemen and across the Gulf region. Hashem has covered many of the biggest international news stories in recent years and secured exclusive interviews with many of the major names in world news, including late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Afghan president Hamid Karzai and former Liberian president Charles Taylor.” – Al Jazeera
Sudan’s history goes back to the Pharaonic period. Independence from the British was proclaimed on 1 January 1956.
Islam was Sudan’s state religion and Islamic laws applied from 1983 until 2020 when the country became a secular state. The economy has been described as lower-middle income and relies on oil production. Sudan is a member of the United Nations, the Arab League, African Union, COMESA, Non-Aligned Movement and the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation.