Four countries caught in the climate crisis right now

CARE Chad Flooding

05 November 2022


By Travis Nichols and CARE Staff.

Since last year's United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, the world has seen hundreds of extreme weather events, from historic heat waves in Europe to drought in the Horn of Africa to another super-charged hurricane season in the United States.

The 2022 conference, known as COP27, officially begins on 6 November in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, and climate experts are warning the leaders there that if they don’t take urgent action, we may pass the point of no return.

CARE is sending a delegation to COP27 demand the people in positions of power take responsibility for their role in the crisis by, in part, supporting the vulnerable communities suffering the daily reality of the crisis right now – in countries like Nigeria, Mali, Chad, and the Philippines.


Nigeria has suffered an unprecedented rainy season this year, and many climate experts predict these heavy, sudden rains could become the new normal.

"A repeat of this in 2023 when households, farms and states would still be in the recovery process could be catastrophic."

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Nigeria Flooding


In Mali, sudden intense rainfall has caused destructive flooding throughout the Mopti region. More than 3,600 homes have been destroyed, and more than 1,350 households have already been affected.

"Sometimes, when we talk about climate change, we don't really live the reality of its impacts, but the people of Syn are living the reality."

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This year, heavy rainfall in Chad has caused catastrophic floods in 18 of the country's 23 provinces, displacing over 200,000 households and destroying health facilities, roads, bridges, crops and water systems.

"The situation is critical and the time to act is now to avert the threat posed by waterborne diseases, save lives, and restore livelihoods."

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Woman in Chad Climate

The Philippines

After Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in 2013, CARE quickly scaled up its relief efforts to quickly deliver lifesaving aid to those affected by the Category-5 cyclone. But even nearly twenty years after that one particularly devastating climate-fueled weather event, the country is still dealing with the loss and damage.

Meanwhile, the typhoons keep coming year after year.

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Typhoon Yolanda

CARE is calling on world leaders to change the story for women and girls at COP27

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