Coping with the changing climate
Humanity has the know-how to create a climate-resilient and sustainable future. We help vulnerable communities to reduce risks and increase the resilience of their livelihoods. Traditional knowledge and the latest research are combined to mitigate climate change and adapt to its adverse effects, manage disaster risks, and introduce environmentally friendly practices.
Alliance2015’s members help people in vulnerable communities become more resilient to climate and disaster impacts and sustainably manage natural resources.
The Horn of Africa is in the grip of drought. Large parts of Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia have experienced insufficient rainfall for two consecutive rainy seasons, with devastating consequences for people living in those areas due to lost crops and livestock deaths.
Malnutrition rates in Turkana (Kenya) have reached 30% in some areas with this current crisis. To put that into perspective, rates of 15% or higher are considered a ‘critical emergency’ situation. The strain it is placing on local health services is immense. Our members Concern started programming in Turkana last year and is working to support malnourished children and pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. They are working with partners to reach more mothers and children with vital nutrition support and to strengthen the local health systems that are in place to enable them to better cope with the demand for increased services that comes with recurrent drought.
- 2 droughts in 3 years
- Mothers go hungry to see their children fed
- Malnutrition rates at 30%
“Turkana” in Kenya is part of the Kenya Cash Consortium response in drought affected ASAL Counties of Kenya, a project in which Alliance2015 member ACTED, Concern and Welthungerhilfe take part.