Catholic Relief Services is witnessing first-hand the effects of environmental degradation and climate change on poor and vulnerable people around the world.
Every day, we witness the effects of the changing climate on poor and vulnerable people around the world. Farmers we serve are losing their crops due to erratic rainfall or warm temperatures. Families we serve are struggling to keep their homes as the water around them rises.
In Laudato Si’, we are reminded that it is our responsibility to care for the earth –- our common home. Here, Catholic Relief Services offers resources for you to respond, and stories for you to share, including:
Below, we share stories of how climate change impacts our brothers and sisters overseas. We invite you to visit often for these resources, and for updated stories.
Our relationship with the environment can never be isolated from our relationship with others and with God
- Pope Francis Laudato Si, 119
In Niger, Chaibou Alzouma now sees the truth in the timeless biblical lesson of Galatians 6:7: You reap what you sow.
That was not always the case for this 57-year-old farmer who spends most days on his feet, working long hours under the scorching sun of West Africa. No matter how hard he worked, his crops—millet and sorghum—were limited by devastating droughts or encroaching desert sands.Read more...