The Scottish government has made good on its promise at COP26 to help developing countries fight the impact of climate change.
When the pledge was made to commit £2 million to “loss and damage” from climate change, it represented a world first – which was also taken at the following climate summit by other nations.
Scotland has put the commitment into action by protecting a village in Malawi from the impacts of extreme weather.
Heavy rain battered Mambundungu, seeing homes washed away and crocodiles enter the village; attacking locals.
Flood defences have been paid for by Scotland, which claims that richer countries have a responsibility to poorer nations to protect them from the damages of climate change.
The villagers were forced to move uphill after the detrimental impacts of the rain – which is where these new flood defences have been built.
Around £500,000 has been earmarked by the Scottish government to be spent across six Malawian villages – distributed by the Scottish Catholic Aid Fund.
Ben Wilson from the fund said: “[This money is] giving them what they need to build back, to build that resilience, but also to get their lives back on track.”