Figure 9.27 | From 2010–2020, over 166 million people were reported to be affected by climate hazards across Africa. Maps show
(a) location of all reported climate hazards;
(b) people affected by droughts;
(c) people affected by convective storms;
(d) people affected by floods,
(e) total deaths from tropical cyclones, and
(f) total deaths from heat waves. Source: EMDAT and CRED (2020). Note: Although extreme weather damage databases under-report heatwaves (which is indicated in panel (f) by very few deaths), the region has experienced a number of heatwaves and will be affected disproportionately by them in the future under climate change (Harrington and Otto, 2020).