The world is feeling the fallout from rising temperatures and changing climates. Disasters are getting stronger and more frequent. Droughts are lasting longer. Weather patterns are less predictable. Farming practices that were once stable are no longer effective. Smaller harvests leave families with less to eat and sell.
And as a result, families are struggling to earn a living or put food on the table. The people who are suffering the most are also the people who have contributed to the problem the least. The world’s poorest communities and countries did not produce the greenhouse gasses that science has proved cause climate change.
It's not too late to turn the tide of climate change, but we must act now. With your help, people all over the world are finding new ways to adapt and continue to earn a living. But this isn't enough. This crisis requires a global response. Governments must step up, and citizens must demand cleaner economies. We need to ensure that at risk communities have the supplies and resources they need to build resilience.
Submission on the Impact of Climate Change and the Protection of the Human Rights of Migrants
CWS stands with people on the move because of climate change, and with all families and communities who feel the impacts of climate change in their lives and livelihoods. Read here the recommendations that CWS shared to an upcoming United Nations report on the impact of climate change and the protection of the human rights of migrants. Our submission draws on findings from …
Food Rations Provide Thousands Hunger Relief in Drought
When we consider the effects of climate change, we might imagine wildfires, hurricanes and massive droughts. What we might forget, however, is that these consequences are already a reality for thousands of people worldwide. In Tana River County in Kenya, thousands of people have been severely affected by the droughts that have been occurring for the past two decades. “The …
Growing and Adapting: Nhy Expands Her Vegetable Production
In the Ta Taok village of Western Cambodia, Hak Nhy and her husband Kim Dorn devote their time to their farm where they harvest corn and rice. The couple is in their late sixties and lives off of the crops they yield from their farm. Unfortunately, due to challenges ranging from climate change to the pandemic, the couple has struggled …