A Climate of Hunger
Climate change fuels conflicts about scarce resources; water, land, livestock, food. Every rise in temperature by one degree Celsius increases the likelihood of conflicts between individuals by 2 percent, between groups by 10 percent. According to the WFP, conflict is the single biggest driver of hunger in the world today. Out of the 700 million hungry people worldwide, 420 million live in conflict-ridden countries. Conflict and hunger force people to pack up and flee their homes. On the road, they face violence and discrimination, their fundamental rights neglected. In order to provide stability, food security and future perspectives in affected places, we must address root causes of conflicts and expand on climate change adaptation measures.
Christoph Pueschner (*1958) is a German photographer. His focus is on crisis reporting, politics and social issues. For his reports, Pueschner primarily travelled Eastern Europe and the Middle East. In 2004, he documented the dire situation of Sudanese refugees in Tchad, in 2011, the extreme drought in Somalia and in 2018 the catastrophic flooding in Indonesia. His photographs appeared in newsmagazines such as Stern, Spiegel and Focus. Since 1999, Pueschner is member of the coverage agency 'Zeitenspiegel'.
Frank Schultze (*1959) is a German photographer. He documented a climate refugee camp in Bangladesh in 2011 for the humanitarian aid organization 'Brot für die Welt'. Schultze primarily reports from precarious regions and developing countries. His work appeared international magazines and news journals such as Stern, Cicero, Spiegel, GEO and The Times. Schultze is a member of the coverage agency 'Zeitenspiegel' since 2000.