Workers in Kenya


Drought, flooding, famine, desertification. With these events in the news more frequently, one statistic is glaringly clear: the poorest and most marginalized are the ones most hurt by climate-related disasters.

Lutheran World Relief helps rural communities adapt to the detrimental effects of changing weather patterns by focusing on agricultural techniques that make the best use of the land and water resources available. LWR is also increasingly incorporating mitigation activities like reforestation and alternative energy technologies into its climate work.

And with natural hazards like floods, droughts and severe weather ever more frequent in a changing climate, LWR also implements Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) programs on the principle that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Investment in prevention now saves money on relief costs later; and by addressing the root causes of vulnerability, we can actually reduce these events' impact on communities.

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