|+ Breathe out in the Pacific, inhale sharply in parts of Africa and Asia...
As the cyclone season comes to an end in the Pacific and communities start to rebuild, climate extremes elsewhere are disrupting lives, communities and economies. In addition to floods in Kenya
, the worst Tropical Cyclone in history in Somalia
, Sagar, has killed at least 20 people and displaced thousands across the region, as a second system is forming
. While the rains can bring relief from hunger in the region, floods also contribute to the potential for the spread of disease and increase favourable breeding conditions for locusts, which will impact food security in the months to come.
And of course, New Zealand NGOs are part of the humanitarian response in Bangladesh, where the Rohingya refugees living in camps in Cox's Bazaar are struggling through the beginnings of what forecasters predict will be an extreme monsoon season