After three days of talking, the Italian G8 Summit 2009 was more about broken promises and photo opportunities, instead of real progress on solving poverty.
Our new report warns multiple climate impacts could reverse 50 years of work to end poverty. Shifting seasons are destroying harvests and causing widespread hunger - but this is just one of the multiple climate change impacts taking their toll on the world’s poorest people.
We're working alongside a local partner, the Jingyuan County Association for Science and Technology (JCAST) on a series of anti-poverty programs in Gansu, including emergency support to endure the drought.
We're working with a consortium of local aid groups to petition the Salvadoran government to fund the construction of a levee system that would protect communities along the banks of the Sensunapan River.
Shifting seasons are destroying harvests and causing widespread hunger – but this is just one of the ways climate change is taking a toll on the world’s poorest people. Here are some examples of the effects of climate change in developing countries.
Zimbabwe has entered its peak hunger period with more than half the population now dependent on food aid. The situation could rapidly worsen as vulnerable households are set to receive smaller food rations this month because of funding shortfalls.
The number of Ethiopians needing emergency assistance has jumped by 40 percent from 4.6 million to 6.4 million people since June, according to latest official figures from the United Nations and the Ethiopian government.