Wednesday, December 14, 2022

DRC and Climate Change

 The president of the Democratic Republic of Congo is blaming climate change for major floods that have claimed around 100 lives in the capital Kinshasa.

"The DRC is under pressure but unfortunately it's not sufficiently heard or supported," President Felix Tshisekedi told Secretary of State Antony Blinken as they met at a US-Africa summit in Washington. The flooding is an example of "what we have been deploring for some time," he said. "Support must come from countries that pollute and unfortunately trigger the harmful consequences in our countries that lack the means to protect themselves," he said.

Blinken offered condolences for the deaths, saying the flooding was "further evidence of the challenges we are facing with climate and something we need to work on together."

DR Congo leader blames climate change for devastating floods (

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