Turkana woman in Kenya, October 2022. Image credit: Amali Tower/Climate Refugees
The report is based on site visits Climate Refugees conducted in 10 distinct locations in the Rift Valley in late 2022 and discussions with nearly 100 affected people. Prolonged drought and major flooding of lakes are causing displacement, human rights losses and development setbacks for some of Kenya’s most marginalised and climate-vulnerable communities, who are often overlooked by existing policies, funding arrangements and humanitarian interventions. The report situates displaced and impacted people’s stories in the foreground, recognizing that affected communities are not heard nearly enough, although they play a key role in developing effective policies for addressing the harms caused by climate change.