The climate crisis is destroying children’s futures; it’s not only washing away their family’s crops and livelihoods, but also their hopes and dreams for a better life.
This is the harsh reality facing Bekelech, a mother from the Bensa district, Ethiopia, who works tirelessly on her land to provide for her children. As the climate crisis worsens, she worries about how she will feed her sons and fears for their future.
Irregular rainfall has led to Ethiopia facing the worst drought in over 40 years. In contrast, heavier-than-usual rainfall across parts of the country has also led to flooding. This is a devastating situation for 80% of the population who depend on the land and regular weather patterns for survival.
Can you imagine how heartbreaking it must be to see your children go hungry after the crops you’ve worked so hard to grow are washed away by flooding?