The climate crisis is a hunger crisis

Rising temperatures and extreme weather are having a huge impact on people who already live in some of the toughest places on earth.

We’re all seeing more and more extreme weather events like floods and wildfires. They destroy homes and crops. But what’s less well-known is that climate change has become a big cause of rising hunger around the world.

The climate emergency is a humanitarian emergency. Without change, there will be food crises globally due to the warming climate and biodiversity loss. Extreme weather events will become more frequent and growing seasons will be shorter.

Since 2008, nearly 175 million people in some of the poorest and most fragile countries in the world have been forced to flee their homes due to climate-related disasters — a number that’s growing year on year.

The painful fact is the worst consequences of climate change are faced by the poorest – the people who have done the least to cause the problem.

A gift of £3 a month could help families facing climate-related hunger. Please donate today.

Climate and hunger

  • 30 million

    Every year 30 million people are driven from their homes because of extreme weather.

  • x2

    Since the 1990s, the number of climate shocks (extreme weather events caused by climate change) has more than doubled.

  • 20%

    By 2050, the risk of hunger and malnutrition could rise by 20 per cent if the global community fails to act now to mitigate and prevent the adverse effects of climate change.

How your donation could help:

With your support we can help fight climate related hunger around the world. Here’s how your donation could help:

  • From Cameroon to Pakistan, we’re teaching farmers about climate-smart growing techniques, introducing nutritious, hardy crops that can better survive extreme weather conditions.
  • Even when rainfall is limited, it’s possible for gardens to flourish and provide enough to feed families and livestock. With the help of innovative techniques, our teams are helping farmers grow more crops with less water.
  • We’re working with farmers to create healthier soil where crops can thrive. In Pakistan we’re introducing crops like sugar beets, which can help reduce salt levels in soil.
  • In the Sahel region of West Africa, we help herders dodge drought by creating an innovative system of real-time alerts that help herders find better grazing land.
  • We also set up farmer cooperatives so farmers can rent larger plots of land for farming. In Uganda, we set up farmer cooperatives so farmers can get together to negotiate fair prices for their produce.
  • During a drought or a heatwave, the sun beats down on rural communities. But that energy can be turned into a force for good. Using solar power, the sun helps to fuel everything from water pumps to irrigation systems.
  • And while we focus on helping communities prepare for crises and help build their resilience, we’re also ready to step in with emergency help when needed.

Your gift will be used wherever the need is greatest.

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We save the lives of malnourished children and support their families to beat hunger.

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At all times, our aim is to save the lives of vulnerable people affected by hunger.