The Shops Are Burning, The Women Are Burning, The Climate is Burning: Connecting The Dots


Just a few months ago, two cyclones (Kenneth and Idai) destroyed the homes and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people in parts of southern Africa. The cyclones, along with widespread drought, forced desperate people to migrate. But links between migrancy and xenophobia, violence against women and the growing climate crisis across southern Africa and well beyond have been largely neglected.

A displaced woman sits at her improvised shelter in the Buzi region after the passage of cyclone Idai in central Mozambique, 27 March 2019.

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