Climate Change

As Extreme Weather Batters People on 3 Continents, CARE Says It ‘Will Not Rest’ Until World Leaders Deliver Climate Action For The Poorest

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CARE calls on UN climate summit to tackle global ‘climate disruption’

NEW YORK  — Ahead of the UN Climate Summit in New York, CARE’s Secretary General Dr. Robert Glasser says humanitarian organization CARE ‘will not rest’ until governments take urgent action to tackle climate change and limit its effects on people living In poverty.

She Walked Her Talk

CARE’s Nutrition Foundations for Mothers and Children project, locally known as Maziko (“Foundation” in the local language), is working in the central region of Malawi. It is a nutrition-focused project targeting pregnant and nursing mothers and children under 5. The project organizes cooking and feeding demonstrations in the Kasungu district. The goal of the demonstrations is to impart skills and knowledge in processing locally available nutritious foods.

CARE Hack: Solar Lamps

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Solar lamps are a simple, fundamental intervention that can improve the lives of the rural poor in Rwanda.

Having no electricity, families traditionally rely on kerosene or battery power to light their homes at night.

These energy sources are not only expensive – even unaffordable to families living on less than $2.50 a day – but also present environmental, health and safety concerns.

CARE Hack: Clean Stoves

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Currently, some 2 billion people worldwide do not have access to clean, safe cooking fuels.

This contributes to economic, health and environmental problems, including deforestation, and places an enormous burden on poor families.

CARE has significant experience introducing clean energy products in vulnerable communities.  

In Darfur, Sudan, for example, CARE introduced fuel-efficient stoves to reduce demand on the region’s scant supply of firewood – a source of communal tension and violence. 

CARE Hack: Ducks Float

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In Bangladesh, one of the biggest problems people face is increasingly frequent and severe flooding. This affects access to food and clean water, as well as people’s ability to earn a living.

CARE worked with community leaders to create innovative counter-measures. Many of their ideas were as simple as they are effective. For example, raising poultry is a common livelihood strategy – especially for women. Unfortunately, chickens often drown during protracted floods; this can be a major blow to household economies.