The increased number of natural disasters such as landslides, drought and flooding that are attributed to climate change mostly affect impoverished populations living a precarious existence in vulnerable areas. Climate change also has an effect on their crops, their living conditions, and the transmission of diseases. People living in high-risk areas need to be prepared to face future disasters. Through its emergency relief agency, Malteser International, the Order of Malta is helping them to do just that by implementing disaster risk reduction measures.
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