Last month, under the blistering heat across northern Kenya, technicians were busy fitting solar-powered sensors to monitor water points in some of the country’s most remote locations.
In leafy Nairobi, one might be forgiven for not realizing the country is going through a massive drought. “Nairobi,” after all, is a local Maasai word meaning ‘a place of cool waters.’”
Abul Mayen and her 2 children struggle for sustenance amid the threat of famine and violence in Africa.
For 2 months, humanitarian groups have been warning that famine is a near certainty in Somalia. But by the time it’s officially declared, many thousands of people will have already died.
https://www.crs.org/sites/default/files/usops-resources/east_africa_and_yemen_hunger_crisis.pdfFaith communities can help respond to hunger crisis facing Africa.
Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) help thousands of women and their families in Ethiopia improve their economic situation by starting small businesses, buying livestock or even sending their children to school.
When a drought hits a community, it impacts everyone. But often, not everyone feels represented or included in the response to the challenge. This can be for many reasons, including a person’s gender or a disability.
In communities plagued by drought, every drop of water matters. This is especially true in parts of Ethiopia, which is in the midst of its worst drought in 50 years.
Ethiopia is in the midst of its worst drought in 50 years, putting more than 10 million people at risk for starvation. Prolonged drought, erratic rainfall and land degradation are posing challenges that have pushed people to the edge.
In both Chad and Bangladesh, people are being pushed by climate change and other factors to migrate in search of opportunity. In Peru, people are also on the move, this time answering the call of the South American gold rush. They are being pulled into climate change. Choose a story to explore.