Source: Islamic Relief
STORIES FROM AFAR HIGHLIGHTS CLIMATE ADAPTATION SUCCESS
Islamic Relief is pointing to an outstanding project in Afar, Ethiopia, as an example of what is needed to help communities experiencing the worst impacts of climate change.
Our SERERE project highlights the societal and systems transitions and transformations to support ambitious climate change adaptation, which the UN says is critical for sustainable development in vulnerable regions.
Increasingly frequent droughts in Afar threaten to turn the region to desert. In response, the project is driving new approaches, transformational change and innovative technologies to turn fear and loss into strength and hope.
It is engaging communities and local government in ensuring consistent and accessible fresh water supplies, fodder and veterinary care. This is helping over 500 families to continue to earn a living despite the challenges.
Pastoralists and herders