Towards the end of February in the northeast of Ethiopia, a mother of four prepared a meal for her children with the very last sorghum grains she had left. These seeds were supposed to be planted for the next harvest.
“All of the houses in my village were destroyed in a snap. As in we nearly lost everything.”
KATHMANDU (October 13, 2015) — Having gotten through the heavy rains of the Monsoon in temporary shelters, 2.8 million people in Nepal are soon to face freezing temperatures with the onset of winter.
Singi Bomjan thought he had seen it all. He had already lived through one earthquake and a lifetime of hard work and struggle. Three generations of his family had lived and died in his village of Banskhara, working the land and building a home for his children and his children’s children.
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.
Ensuring the welfare of women, men, girls and boys, particularly in emergency situations, is one of CARE’s priorities.
On June 23 heavy rains in southeast Bangladesh caused severe flash floods across three districts. With over half a million people affected, CARE is already on the ground ready to assist over 5,000 of the people worst affected by the floods.