2014: In Humanitarian World, Fight Against Climate Change and Hunger Continue

Chris Herlinger | December 10, 2014

Justina Romero and her husband, Adolfo Torres, pose together in their garden in the Guarani indigenous village of Kapiguasuti, Bolivia. They and their neighbors started the gardens with assistance from Church World Service, supplementing their corn-based diet with nutritious vegetables and fruits. Photo: Paul Jeffrey / CWS

Justina Romero and her husband, Adolfo Torres, pose together in their garden in the Guarani indigenous village of Kapiguasuti, Bolivia. They and their neighbors started the gardens with assistance from Church World Service, supplementing their corn-based diet with nutritious vegetables and fruits. Photo: Paul Jeffrey / CWS

The year in the humanitarian world? It ends with agencies scrambling to respond to another typhoon in the Philippines (luckily not as severe as last year’s but still plenty worrisome), as well as bravely continuing work in the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis.

What 2014 has principally been, though, is a year of constant and churning problems, in which the challenges of climate change and food security (the availability and access to food) became more acute and ever-more clear.

CWS’s work in the Chaco region of South America is an example of that. For more, read my blog on the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-herlinger/2014-in-the-humanitarian-_b_6295590.html

Chris Herlinger is CWS’s Senior Writer.


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