South Sudan Shuts Schools Ahead of Severe 45C Heatwave

South Sudan, one of the world’s youngest nations, is particularly vulnerable to the climate crisis. Heatwaves are common but rarely exceed 40C (104F). Civil conflict has plagued the East African country, which also suffers drought and flooding, making living conditions difficult.

The country is closing all schools starting Monday, i.e., 25th March 2024, in preparation for an extreme heatwave that is expected to last two weeks. Read More

News Credit: The Guardian

Picture Credit: Gregorio Borgia/AP

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