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Mekiya Hamido, a mother of three whose family depends on a cow and a goat and a plot where she cultivates the cash crop 'chat' in Ethiopia’s Ifaba district (kebele), is one of hundreds of thousands of people faced with the effects of climate change.

Changing weather patterns, including erratic rainfall, prolonged drought and flooding have pushed many farmers and pastoralists to the edge of survival. CRS works with the Hararghe Catholic Secretariat in Oromia state to support 475,000 people as they adapt new techniques and innovations to mitigate the impact of climate change. With Funding from USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and the Global Climate Change and Feed the Future Initiatives, REAAP works hand-in-hand with communities in 100 kebeles of farming, agro-pastoralist, and pastoralist livelihood zones in six vulnerable woredas of East and West Hararghe Zones of the Oromia Region to design and implement action plans to decrease the risk of climate related disaster, and to increase resilience to shocks when they occur.
Kebele: Ifabas

Changing weather patterns, including erratic rainfall, prolonged drought and flooding have pushed many farmers and pastoralists to the edge of survival. CRS works with the Hararghe Catholic Secretariat in Oromia state to support 475,000 people as they adapt new techniques and innovations to mitigate the impact of climate change. With Funding from USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and the Global Climate Change and Feed the Future Initiatives, REAAP works hand-in-hand with communities in 100 kebeles of farming, agro-pastoralist, and pastoralist livelihood zones in six vulnerable woredas of East and West Hararghe Zones of the Oromia Region to design and implement action plans to decrease the risk of climate related disaster, and to increase resilience to shocks when they occur.

Photo by Kim Pozniak/Catholic Relief Services