COP-26 ep1, India

At this time almost all of the world leaders are gathering in Glasgow for the Climate Change conference COP26. Hailed as a ‘make or break’ conference with regard to agreeing targets and pledging action to reduce carbon emissions worldwide, the eyes of the world will be watching to see what the outcomes of the conference are.

However, it’s not just down to the governments to solve the problems of climate change. We must all play our part. The impact of climate change is being felt everywhere, but it is the poorer countries who are doing least to cause the impact, but are feeling it the most and who have least resilience to cope with the impact.

CRED partners are amongst those being impacted, and over the next few weeks we will hear from some of those partners as they describe what is happening in their country.

Today we hear from Janaki in India, who reflects on what climate change means for her, and the work of Faith In Action Ministries (FIAM). Here is her message:

My dear friend Helen, and all CRED Supporters

It’s a great opportunity and  privilege to share that what FIAM is doing for the climate change to help people for better livings in India. Due to the climate change we have been affected in Environment, Health, and Economic

India is facing several problems. Climate change is associated with various adverse impacts on agriculture, water resources, forest and biodiversity, health, coastal management and increase in temperature. “Decline in agricultural productivity is the main impact of climate change on India.”

More frequent and intense drought, forest fire, storms, heat waves, heat related illnesses, heat Stroke, rising sea levels, melting snow and mountain ice, and warming oceans can directly harm animals, destroy the places they live, and people’s livelihoods, home and communities.

Due to climate change our people are affected in their social life in displaced people poverty, loss of livelihoods, hunger, malnutrition, increase risk and diseases and also food and water shortages.

Due to poverty in India many villages people don’t have proper drinking water and they are going every day nearly 10 to 15 kilometres to get a pot of drinking water. Also they can’t receiving proper medication in the interior tribal poor villages, and so their people are dying with viral diseases, snake bite, pregnancy delivey difficulties  and also contaminated drinking water diseases. They aren’t receiving proper education and nutritional food also. 

FIAM is providing drinking water bore holes for their daily drinking water and conducting free medical camps in interior tribal villages for their health. FIAM is also providing nutritional food and providing education to downtrodden and marginal children of poor families for their better life.

Another thing that FIAM is doing is providing vocational trainings in handmade goods. This is particularly for the girls as it helps them earn and generate money for their self reliance and stops them from enter in to prostitution because of their hunger. And we also do it for other families to stop them from migrating to the cities where they can end up homeless.

Due to heavy rains or storms that have happened at harvest time, many farmers lose their crops and their investment money and face hunger, poverty and borrow loans. So FIAM started small business project to give support for their life to people like these and also to educate people if they dont have work. 

Dear Helen this is information of climate change and effects and how FIAM is working among these conditions.  

Please find some pictures how effecting people.

Janaki.

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