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10 Nov 2011 description
report Christian Aid

The scandal of poverty, suffered by billions of people around the globe, could soon become far worse. It is being exacerbated by the effects of climate change, which are already having an impact in some parts of the world, with an increase in severe tropical cyclones, drought, falling crop productivity, rising sea levels and shrinking glaciers.

30 Mar 2006 description
report Christian Aid

In east Africa some people are dying of thirst and mothers are worried about where to find their child's next drink of water. How can this happen when the world has so much? Caroline Waterman, Christian Aid's communication officer for the region, explains.
Travelling through north-east Kenya, the only thing that punctuated the dry and dusty road between Garrisa and Wajjir, was the silhouette of people begging for water by the side of the road.

At times, on our route along this road, we would stop every ten minutes to fill people's gourds and jerry cans.

06 Mar 2006 description
report Christian Aid

Christian Aid is launching an emergency appeal for East Africawhere millions of people are facing starvation after the region's worst drought in years.

02 Mar 2006 description
report Christian Aid

Christian Aid has received reports of people dying of thirst, and up to 70% of livestock have been lost as the predominately pastoralist communities move their cattle in desperate search of food and watering holes.
Food, water and humanitarian aid must reach the 11 million people affected by the crisis urgently if we are to prevent this becoming a major catastrophe.

Christian Aid is already working with partners across the region in Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda and Tanzania.

Christian Aid's immediate response: