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AWO International Projekte zu den Themen Klimawandel und Ernährungssicherheit

Climate change & food security

To improve the food situation in rural areas, AWO International supports projects in sustainable agriculture. The focus lies on climate protection and rural development.

Around 75 percent of people in rural areas live in poverty. Our rural development projects focus on strengthening the potential of those affected, their access to resources and promoting their participation in social, economic and political processes. Within this framework, we promote ecologically sustainable agriculture.

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Food Security and Empowerment of Refugees and Host Communities in Uganda

West Nile is the biggest host of refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda. Majority of them face persistent realities of food insecurity, malnutrition and climate change. Together with our partner RICE West Nile, we support refugees and asylum seekers to improve their situation and strengthen their resilience.

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Helping people to take action: Through self-organization in savings and credit groups, for example, people improve their living conditions by organizing themselves. (Photo: AWO International)

Improving living conditions for refugees and host communities in northern Uganda

Bidibidi is one of the largest camps for refugees in the world. Many of the people are living on the margin of poverty, and food insecurity is a major challenge. Together with our partner AFARD, we support refugees to improve their situation.

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Together with COVOID we support refugee families and their host communities. (Photo: AWO International)

Improvement of living conditions in the Nakivale refugee camp

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With organic farming, people's livelihoods are secured and the environment is protected. (Photo: AWO International)

Food security for refugees and host communities in northern Uganda

The Lamwo district in northern Uganda is one of the poorest regions in the country. Nevertheless, the communities here take in refugees from South Sudan. Our project supports refugees and local communities in securing their food, increasing their income and strengthening social cohesion.

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Many families lost their homes due to Eta and Iota. The living conditions in the shelters are very cramped (Photo: AWO International/OCDIH)
Central AmericaHonduras

After Hurricane Eta and Iota: Reconstruction and food security for families

In November 2020, two hurricanes hit the Potrerillos region in Honduras. Only within 15 days. With a reconstruction project, AWO International helps families to get back into a normal life and strengthens disaster risk management within the community in order to prepare the community for future natural disasters.

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Synergies are being harnessed: As part of the special initiative "One World without Hunger", our innovative project could be extended to two more districts in Odisha. (Photo: AWO International)
South AsiaIndia

A world without hunger: Securing food in Odisha

Odisha is one of the poorest states in India. Since 2009, AWO International has been successfully implementing poverty reduction and food security projects in three districts with its partner organisation Madhyam. With additional funding from the special initiative "A World Without Hunger", 83 villages in two further districts have been supported since 2015.

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The AWO International team and the local partner organisation deepen their knowledge on emergency measures, for example in a first aid exercise (Photo: AWO International)
South AsiaIndiaBangladeshNepal

Better prepared for disasters

Climate change negatively influences the livelihoods of millions of people, especially in the Global South. South Asia is particularly vulnerable to natural disasters due to its geo-climatic characteristics. Our disaster risk reduction project strengthens community resilience and trains the Nepalese AWO staff and local partners on disaster risk reduction activities.

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We support smallholder families to improve their living conditions, food security and nutrition, while reducing their exposure to human trafficking. (Photo: AWO International/ECO)

Fight against human trafficking in Karamoja

Together with our local partner organization ECO, we support smallholder families in Karamoja to improve their living conditions, food and nutrition security, and reduce their risk of becoming victims of human trafficking.

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Since the end of the civil war in 1992, the living conditions of the people in Mozambique have been improving. Nevertheless, the country is strongly affected by extreme weather events such as cyclones and droughts, the Covid pandemic, as well as violent conflicts and a strained economy.

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Participants at a food processing workshop. (Photo: AWO International/Solidar Suisse)

Reconstruction after hurricanes in Mozambique

Mozambique was largely destroyed by hurricanes Idai and Kenneth in 2019. In 2020 and 2021, two more storms exacerbated the situation enormously. Many people lost their homes and are still waiting for assistance in temporary camps. The regions also suffer from the effects of the COVID pandemic and violent conflicts. AWO International has set itself the goal of strengthening the affected families together with Solidar Suisse.

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