Unknown diseases are “unknown”, not necessarily because they are medical anomalies—like our documented cases of chemical warfare in Nuba affecting children in our network—but more often simply because there are little to no medical doctors or hospitals or autopsies. We simply—and most often—just don’t know the invisible killer because there is no way to find out.
Several months ago there was a prolonged drought, fear of famine, and an uptick in trafficking because of water issues. Now, on the other side of answered prayers, a fear of crops destroyed due to flooding looms. In places of extreme poverty, like South Sudan, communities are already operating from a position of lack and so climate change compounds upon an already impossible situation for most.