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Water, a major challenge
Nutrition and health above all is at the heart of our mission.
Food security and livelihoods for all.
We provide psychological support to the most vulnerable
Mobilise and influence
Faced with the accelerating trend in global warming, natural disasters are more frequent and more intense.
We are developing research programmes in response to the problem of hunger in the world.
The more vulnerable people are on the front line of these extreme metrological events: desertification, droughts, floods, cold and hot fronts and even a change in local climate conditions. The crisis and disasters worsen and even accelerate the underlying factors leading to malnutrition. Risk management of disasters means doing the right thing, at the right time, and in the right way, to protect livelihoods and create a favorable environment to efficiently fight hunger and reduce the vulnerability of people in the event of a disaster.
Over the last decade the number of people exposed to natural, hazardous risks has tripled to a total of 2 billion. Extreme natural disasters such as the tsunami in 2004, as well as the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, has had catastrophic effects on the environment, the people, and in turn, their livelihoods.
Being able to offer support only when an emergency response is required is no longer a feasible ethically-correct approach. It is for this reason that we have adopted a cross-sectoral and multi-sectoral approach for the application of preparation, response, mitigation and prevention of disaster measures in order to guarantee that the livelihoods of vulnerable people are more resilient to one-off or recurrent shocks.
Position & policy papers, studies, manuals & guidelines, reports