In a year of unprecedented humanitarian need, El Niño is putting tens of millions of people at risk of drought and floods. CARE is scaling up life-saving assistance and urges governments to act now to reduce the impact of the disasters to come.
Climate change is a social issue. As the world moves towards climate smart responses that bridge food security, resilience and mitigation of green house gasses (GHGs), practitioners and researchers face the challenge of doing so through socially relevant and gender-sensitive approaches.
The global weather system known as “El Niño” is likely to become one of the strongest on record, affecting rain patterns and temperatures across the world for the rest of the year and into 2016. The last major El Niño was in 1997-98.
CARE takes a holistic approach to its smallholder agriculture systems work – from the natural resource base to inputs to production to processing and marketing to nutrition to social protection and onwards.
We are already living in a world of over 7 billion people that is now 0.8° Celsius warmer, where one billion people live in poverty where a shocking 795 million people suffer from chronic hunger and 161 million children are malnourished and stunted.
In 2016, CARE reached more than 28.6 million people with food and nutrition security programs, and we have committed helping 50 million poor and vulnerable people improve their food and nutrition security and their resilience to climate change by 2020. How are we going to get there? By working
CARE’s CEO Helene D.