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From survival and subsistence to thriving, dignified lives
Description: The Enhancing Community Resilience Programme (ECRP) in Malawi has worked to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, reduce vulnerability and strengthen the resilience of around 420,000 people across parts of Malawi the hardest hit by climate change. ECRP has enabled vulnerable households to move beyond survival and subsistence, to enjoy thriving and dignified lives. This means enough food and a steady income, safe conditions, and the resources and confidence to embrace new opportunities and manage risks that threaten them. The programme has been funded by UK aid, Irish Aid and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, receiving more than £15m over almost six years until 2017.
To find out more about ECRP, visit the Christian Aid programmes website: caid.org.uk/ecrp
10 Oct 2017
Description: This video shows the effect of fall Armyworm in Malawi and an interview with a farmer who has lost much of his crop to the pest and is struggling to feed his family.
16 May 2017
Description: To project food security outcomes, FEWS NET develops a set of assumptions about likely events, their effects, and the probable responses of various actors. FEWS NET analyzes these assumptions in the context of current conditions and local livelihoods to arrive at a most likely scenario for the coming six months.
11 May 2017
Description: In order to support community-level DRR decisions, National Red Cross Societies in Malawi and Tanzania have been working with local and international partners to bridge the gap between science, policy and practice under the Climate Services Adaptation Programme, and more broadly the the Global Framework for Climate Services. The programme seeks to ensure vulnerable communities have better access to and understanding of climate forecast information, are able to make informed choices and decisions about their livelihoods, and are therefore more resilient to a changing climate.
02 May 2017
Description: Godfrey Yonasi Cheleni is a health worker in Malawi in charge of delivering drugs to treat Lymphatic Filariasis - a painful and debilitating disease - to 8 villages in Malawi. Follow his journey to deliver these drugs to people who need them most.
21 Apr 2017
Description: In order to support community-level DRR decisions, National Red Cross Societies in Malawi and Tanzania have been working with local and international partners to bridge the gap between science, policy and practice under the Climate Services Adaptation Programme, and more broadly the the Global Framework for Climate Services. The programme seeks to ensure vulnerable communities have better access to and understanding of climate forecast information, are able to make informed choices and decisions about their livelihoods, and are therefore more resilient to a changing climate. This video draws from comments made during the programme’s participatory evaluation process.
24 Mar 2017
Description: "When I started my university, I got the opportunity to start working for a human rights organization. I was in my country and I had my dreams, I planned everything. When I arrived here to Malawi in Dzaleka, I found the opportunity to study at JC:HEM diploma program (Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins). I think that education is very important, especially
for people living in marginal situations, like refugees."
20 Dec 2016
Description: Schools in Malawi have benefited from the Red Cross's programme that aims to keep students in school by providing meals for those attending. When faced with days without a meal, the students have no strength to learn, to pay attention, sometimes even to find their way to school.
Since May 2015, the southern Africa region has been experiencing an intense drought that has expanded and strengthened, a result of the negative impacts of the 2015/16 El Niño, the worst in 35 years.
You can donate at https://www.ammado.com/community/africa-food-crisis/donate
29 Nov 2016
Description: The Food-Energy-Water Security Nexus is a cross-sectorial approach that motivates policy makers and researchers to think about water, energy, and land-related natural resources in a competing way. The aim of this video is to highlight the importance of the Food-Energy-Water Security Nexus in practice. It shows how a very simple technology, like improved cookstoves, can strongly contribute to overcoming food, energy and water insecurity in Malawi if policy makers and other stakeholders are coordinating activities.
26 Oct 2016
Description: Malawi’s government has failed to protect the rights and livelihoods of people living in nascent mining communities, Human Rights Watch said today in a report released on eve of the International Right to Know Day. Families living near coal and uranium mining operations face serious problems with water, food, and housing, and are left in the dark about health and other risks from mining.
The 96-page report, “‘They Destroyed Everything’: Mining and Human Rights in Malawi,” examines the impact of extractive industries on communities in some of Malawi’s first mining areas, in Karonga district located on the northwestern shores of Lake Malawi. Malawi’s government has promoted private investment in mining and resource extraction to diversify its economy. But environmental risks are common in resource extraction and mining significantly contributes to climate change, which in turn affects governments’ ability to realize the rights to health, water, and food.
26 Sep 2016
Description: Mary's Meals founder and chief executive Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow reflects on a recent visit to Malawi during the current food insecurity in southern Africa.
25 Aug 2016
Description: Gertrude Muotcha is a single mother of four young children. She has no job and no income, making this year’s drought in southern Malawi challenging to survive. Like many others, her family is only eating one meal a day. The Malawi Red Cross Society, with support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, is providing life-saving assistance to 25,000 people affected by the drought through food security, nutrition and livelihoods interventions.
09 Aug 2016