Report: Climate change ’cause of most under-reported humanitarian crises’

This article discusses why climate change is the cause of most under-reported humanitarian crises. Report says few headlines sparked by food crises that ravaged Madagascar, Ethiopia and Haiti.

Climate change was responsible for the majority of under-reported humanitarian disasters last year, according to analysis of more than a million online news stories.

Whole populations were affected by food crises in countries ravaged by by drought and hurricanes such as Ethiopia and Haiti, yet neither crisis generated more than 1,000 global news stories each.

In Madagascar, more than a million people went hungry as corn, cassava and rice fields withered under drought and severe El Niño conditions. Almost half the country’s children have been stunted, but their suffering sparked few headlines.

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