I. A dire drought threatens to deprive more than two million of people in Kenya of their livelihood. Almost half a million of children in the north of the country already suffer from malnutrition. Climate change is seen as the cause for this drought.
II. Roads, houses, bridges and other infrastructure are destroyed by mudslides and flood waters in British Columbia. This comes after massive wildfires earlier this year in that same area. It might be the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history.
III. Thousands of citizens gather in Isfahan, Iran, to protest agains water shortage. The Zayandeh („live giver“) River has dried up over the past decades because of several droughts and overexploitation of ground and surface water.
IV. Several thousand migrants are camped-out in a noman’s-land between Belarus and Poland. Polish police and military prevent them from crossing the border and execute illegal push-backs. As victims of a power play over EU sanctions between Belarus and the EU they hunger, they are cold, they have no medical assistance and they most probably have a fearful outlook to their future.
V. A demonstration against COVID-19 restrictions in Rotterdam in the Netherlands turns violent. Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb: „On a number of occasions the police felt it necessary to draw heir weapons to defend themselves.“
VI. Tens of thousands of protesters in Paris and other French cities demand government action to counter violence against women.