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
20 Aug 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
What do goats have to do with poverty? To Susan Leshore from a drought-prone area of rural Kenya, goats can mean the difference between having enough food and potentially losing everything.
Tags: East Africa, East Africa appeal, East Africa Crisis Appeal, drought, droug | 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
11 Jul 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Niger has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the world. More than 140,000 children die each year from causes related to poverty and malnutrition.
Caritas is helping 400,000 people over the coming months in Niger after drought has led to shortages of food across the country. Caritas will provide free food to families with children, subsidised food to other families. Update from Caritas Internationalis.
Tags: food shortage, Sahel, food crisis, West Africa, drought | No comments
Now I can bathe every day, the distance to collect water for the family has been drastically reduced.We now drink clean, safe water and diseases are no longer affecting us.”
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