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08 Mar 2016 description

Author(s): Brent Simpson

Institution(s): Michigan State University; Catholic Relief Services

Date Published: March 7, 2016

09 Jan 2013 description

Toward Resilience: A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) is an introductory resource for staff of development and humanitarian organizations working with people whose live and rights are threatened by disasters and climate change.

The guide provides essential introductory information, principals of effective practice, guidelines for action in a range of sectors and settings, case studies and links to useful tools and resources, for the application of an integrated, rights-based approach to disaster reduction and climate change adaptation.

08 Jan 2013 description

Hacia la Resiliencia: Una Guía para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (RRD) y Adaptación al Cambio Climático (ACC) es un recurso de carácter introductorio destinado al personal de organizaciones de desarrollo y ayuda humanitaria que trabaja con personas cuyas vidas y derechos se ven amenazados por los desastres y el cambio climático.

08 Jan 2013 description

Vers la Resilience: Un Guide pour la Réduction des Risques de Catastrophes (RRC) et l’Adaptation au Changement Climatique (ACC) est un document d’introduction destiné au personnel des organisations humanitaires et de développement, travaillant avec les populations dont la vie et les droits sont menacés par les catastrophes et le changement climatique.

09 Oct 2012 description
Resumen del estudio

Cambio climático amenaza a un millón de agricultores de maíz y frijol en América Central

Se requiere acción decisiva de los formuladores de políticas para evitar lo peor

(San Salvador, El Salvador –de octubre de 2012) – Temperaturas superiores y cambios en los patrones de precipitación podrían transformar el paisaje agrícola de América Central, amenazando de esta manera los medios de vida de un millón de agricultores de maíz y frijol, de acuerdo con un informe publicado hoy y en el que, por primera vez, se fija en el impacto del cambio climático a escala local.

09 Oct 2012 description
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Report: Climate Change Threatens One Million Maize and Bean Farmers in Central America

Policy makers to be urged to deal with growing drought corridor

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, October 9, 2012 – Higher temperatures and changes in rainfall patterns could transform the agricultural landscape of Central America, threatening the livelihoods of one million maize and bean farmers, according to a pioneering report released today that for the first time takes a specific look at the impact of climate change on a local level.

13 Jan 2012 description

Chris Herlinger writes for the Catholic News Service on the collaboration between the Ethiopian Catholic Church and Catholic Relief Services to combat drought and recurring food shortages.

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (CNS) — Climate change-induced drought that has afflicted the Horn of Africa presents the opportunity for the Catholic Church in Ethiopia to work more closely with the government to address food shortages and development concerns, said an official of the country’s bishops’ conference.

04 Aug 2011 description

Lane Bunkers is CRS’ Country Representative for Ethiopia, one of three East African countries plagued by drought that has affected more than 11 million people.. Here he talks about the current food emergency in Ethiopia and how CRS’ long-term development and drought mitigation programs have helped ease some of the effects of this crisis.

When did the current food emergency in Ethiopia begin?