The German study found that between 1980 and 2010 around 23 per cent of conflict outbreaks in "ethnically highly fractionalised" countries coincided with "climatic calamities." Photo: Junior D. Kannah/AFP/Getty Images

Climate disasters heighten risk of conflict

Societies with strong ethnic divides are particularly prone to unrest in the wake of natural disasters, according to study

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The German study found that between 1980 and 2010 around 23 per cent of conflict outbreaks in "ethnically highly fractionalised" countries coincided with "climatic calamities." Photo: Junior D. Kannah/AFP/Getty Images
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