East Africa is experiencing a historic drought, largely due to climate change. The resulting food insecurity and depletion of water resources are rapidly turning into a humanitarian crisis of major proportions. The precarious situation in Isiolo county, in northern Kenya, illustrates the injustice of climate change, which primarily affects those countries and communities that are most vulnerable and least responsible for the phenomenon. While climate change manifests itself above all in tangible material and human damage, more indirect and sly consequences mistreat and divide human societies. In Isiolo county, climate change is synonymous with heightened inter-ethnic and gender-based violence. The Turkana, Samburu and Borana ethnic groups, who once coexisted peacefully, are now taking up arms, while women and children are the hardest hit, with early and forced marriages, female genital mutilation, increased sexual violence, inability to continue schooling and malnutrition.