Shining a spotlight on global warming in Africa
How CCFC responds to drought conditions
In the same week that nearly 200 countries, including Canada, agreed to universal regulations to cut emissions and limit global warming, a Thomson Reuters article noted how climate change is creating drier conditions in an already arid Africa.
According to the news report, scientists have found an increase in dry months is causing concern in countries like Sahel, south of the Sahara desert. [news.trust.org]
At Christian Children’s Fund of Canada, in countries where we work — such as Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Ghana — we join with communities to provide drought-resistance training, drought-resistant seeds and help communities grow crops with the help of solar-powered drip irrigation, among other innovations, where possible. We are continually monitoring the situation to ensure the best support possible.
About Christian Children’s Fund of Canada:
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-centred international development organization and a member of ChildFund Alliance. For nearly 60 years, CCFC has worked with children, communities, donors and other partners — changing lives through improved health, education and clean water. CCFC works in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, to support more than 700,000 children, youth and community members.