Other recent blog entries
25 Nov 2015 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Regions in Papua New Guinea have been experiencing a significant drought over the past few months, with conditions likely to worsen. Megan Krolik, Disaster Risk Reduction Coordinator for the Pacific region, explains the situation.
Tags: strengths, food security, drought | No comments
23 Apr 2015 | Blog | Global | Long-term Development
Pope Francis has reminded us of the scandal that, in a world that produces more than enough food for all, too many people still go hungry every day. Why is this scandal happening?
Tags: food, food insecurity, Food for All, food security | No comments
8 Jan 2015 | Blog
Meet Marlène Désir. President of the Mutual Solidarity Group and member of the Urban Garden Project in Haiti, Marlene is extremely proud of her role as an urban gardener.
Tags: income generation, food security | No comments
30 Oct 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Balama was a village once located on the shores of Lake Chad, in the east of the county. Since the 1960s, the lake has been greatly reduced. Nowadays, only during the rainy season does Balama lie on the shores of Lake Chad. These new natural environment factors have had a major impact on the livelihoods of the inhabitants of the region.
Tags: Sahel, food crisis, West Africa, agriculture, food security | No comments
17 Jul 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief | Africa
Caritas and Oxfam have joined forces to argue for greater collaboration between aid and development agencies and a greater say for local communities in tackling the challenges of emergencies such as the food crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa.
Tags: sustainable development, food security, agriculture, drought, Sahel | No comments
13 Jun 2012 | Blog | Long-term Development
The village of Chawir is located in Canton Migami, south-central Chad. Like almost everywhere in the area, the locals are almost exclusively women and children. Read how the communal gardens are providing nutritious food for the locals. Update from Caritas Switzerland.
Tags: food security, agriculture, Women and development, Sahel, West Africa | No comments
16 May 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief | Africa
With nine nations and 15 million people in danger across West Africa, Caritas Australia would like to introduce you to Ben Safari, an Australian based expert in food security.
Tags: emergency aid, food security, Sahel, food crisis, West Africa | No comments
12 Oct 2011 | Blog | Long-term Development
On 15, 16 and 17 October there are three United Nations (UN) recognised days that are aimed at raising awareness for people in developing countries - International Day of Rural Women; World Food Day, and International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Here’s a snapshot on how Caritas Australia is assisting with these different, yet intrinsically linked, areas.
Tags: Poverty, food crisis, Women and development, food security, MDGs | No comments
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