Following the increasing climatic extremism experienced across the world due to global warming brought about by massive emission of carbon into the atmosphere, massive deforestation, settlements on the marginal lands such as Wetlands and over exploitation of fresh water resources have brought Environmental matters to global attention. Poor families worldwide are already feeling the impacts of climate change. They are seeing first-hand how unpredictable rainfall patterns cause water shortages, reduce harvests and exacerbate hunger. They are witnessing the effects of more extreme weather such as cyclones and hurricanes that destroy their homes, lives and incomes. And they have to cope with longer, more severe droughts which kill their livestock and threaten their crops. Women and children are 14 times more likely than men to suffer direct impacts of natural disasters and climate change. Not only are more women injured or killed during hurricanes and floods, women and girls are often responsible for farming their fields and collecting water, meaning that they are increasingly affected by more extreme droughts or floods.
And we’re committed to supporting global and national campaigns aimed at mitigating global climatic disaster. We do these through awareness campaigns, competitions, massive provision of seeds and seedlings to encourage children get involved in handling their environment responsibly.
Climate change is worsening an already unprecedented scarcity of resources, including water and arable land in some of the world’s most volatile and impoverished regions.
Environmental degradation most strongly impacts vulnerable communities, primarily because these places lack the coping mechanisms that normally protect lives and livelihoods.
Rhac-Uganda is committed to: Helping 13 million poor and vulnerable people increase their food and nutrition security and their resilience to climate change by the year 2050.
Last year, we worked with over 562 rural students to help them learn how their communities can adapt their lifestyles and livelihoods to a changing climate, or reduce their risk or exposure to disasters. Our programmes increase access to clean energy, manage limited water supplies, and teach farmers to protect their land.