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Category: Climate action

Women are the agents of change for climate change in southern Africa

Today South Africa marks Women’s Day. Much like the women being commemorated for the march to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956, women in southern Africa today may well hold the same flint that lights a “new movement” – climate change. Southern Africa is one of the regions projected to experience the most serious consequences of global warning and the El Niño effect. In 2019, we experienced one of the worst disasters the region has ever seen – Cyclone Idai ravaged communities in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe and continue to rebuild their lives.

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Innovations improving lives in Mahama camp, Rwanda

Since Mahama Camp was established in 2015, Rwanda Red Cross, with support from various actors of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has been supporting both Mahama Camp and the surrounding, hosting communities. The green energy programme that brings environmentally friendly solutions to people living in the area, is just one of the many initiatives and programmes helping improve the lives of countless vulnerable families. 

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