More than half the population of southern Africa will be living in urban areas by 2030, says UN Habitat. Urban areas suffer from particular vulnerabilities to climate change — from lack of water and poor sanitation, to flooding, health threats and any number of other disasters.

Changes in climate will affect urban areas Urban areas in sub-Saharan Africa are already experiencing changes in climate in the form of more frequent and intense
tropical storms, especially along the east coast.

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