Help communities to fight climate related hunger
Millions of people are suffering the life-threatening impacts of climate change. And the sad reality is that those least responsible for this crisis are the worst affected.
Temperatures are rising, leading to more frequent and extreme weather events. Around the world, crops are failing, livestock are starving and people are going hungry as a result. 80% of the world's food insecure people live in areas prone to these erratic weather patterns.
But you can help. By donating to Concern, you can help us get emergency food to families whose lands have been ravaged by extreme weather and you can help us to work with communities to build their resilience to the devastating effects of climate change.
Meet the people on the front line of the climate crisis
Imagine your world was made this turbulent and unpredictable in a few short years. In places like northern Kenya, droughts used to happen every 10-15 years but now they come every 18 months decimating harvests.
Floods are just as destructive. If heavy rain comes before the crops are planted the ground is unusable. If they come before the harvest they can wipe out food sources in a single day.
This relentless cycle creates another threat – locusts. Millions at a time, each swarm eats the same amount of food in one day as 35,000 people.
How Concern supports communities affected by climate change
We use the Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) approach to address climate induced hunger and malnutrition. Malnourished children are proactively identified by community members and referred to local or mobile health clinics. There they are given therapeutic food sachets so their parents can treat them at home – putting power in the hands of communities.
We also provide preventative and resilience building strategies which help families to adapt and survive the worst effects of climate change. For instance we introduce and support climate smart farming techniques such as crop diversification, using improved skills and technologies and new seed variants which are more resistant to drought.
Help vulnerable families to fight climate related hunger
Concern alone can't stop climate change, but we can help those who are suffering because of it. We can stop people from going hungry.
Atiir, Patrick and Guyo have all faced hunger because of climate change. But they did not face it alone. Our teams were there to provide life saving-support.
By donating to Concern you can help us to save more lives.