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Somalia's "long rains" do nothing to shorten drought

LIVING ON A “KNIFE-EDGE”

Somalia has four seasons: two rainy (Gu and Deyr) and two dry (Jilaal and Hagaa). This year’s Jilaal, which lasts from December to March, was hotter and drier than normal, putting increasing pressure on dwindling water resources. A post-Jilaal evaluation showed elevated risk of extreme hunger.

Best of 2016: Our Five Most Popular Blogs

What a year! To date, 2016 has seen many major accomplishments, such as the passing of the Global Food Security Act, and moments that challenged us, such as Hurricane Matthew and the ongoing crisis in Syria.

Climate Change Action and the Critical Role of NGOs

Humanitarian crises over the last decade illustrate the concept of inequitable impacts of climate change. The 2011 Horn of Africa famine — caused by a two yearlong drought, a result of the La Niña weather pattern, killed 260,000 people. Typhoon Winston, the worst storm to ever hit Fiji, flattened villages just recently. And a three yearlong drought in Syria exacerbated unstable political conditions that resulted in Europe’s current migrant crisis.

News Releases

Sep 14, 2017
Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting emergency relief efforts in Culebra and Vieques, two islands in Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Irma. In partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Puerto Rico, the organization is providing approximately 600 people with temporary housing, medical care, food and meal delivery, clothing, home...
Jun 02, 2017
InterAction leaders highlight disproportionate impact on poverty-stricken regions of the world WASHINGTON – InterAction expressed concern at the White House’s decision on Thursday to leave the Paris climate agreement. The landmark accord brings nations together to combat climate change and help developing countries and vulnerable communities...
Mar 21, 2017
The 6th Solar Cookers International (SCI) World Conference 2017 in India broke new ground as it advanced solar cooking globally through new connections, information-sharing, and feedback on new projects advancing the solar cooking community.  Solar cooking is an appropriate technology that improves human health, reduces poverty, protects the...