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Amina (eight) and Farah (ten) are living in an emergency camp in Somaliland due to climate change-related drought

Child sponsorship with ActionAid is one of the most rewarding ways to change a child’s life. It’s also a surprising way to help fight the effects of climate change. Find out how.

Adori uses a raft to cross flood waters in Bangladesh

5 ways climate change affects women and girls

Arsheen Qasim – Digital Communications

This Christmas, we are shining the spotlight on some of the dangers that women and girls face when disasters strike. Hear directly from the women and girls who are bearing the brunt of crises around the world.


Adori, 13, has to cross flood water to attend school in her village in Bangladesh.

Why are countries around the world experiencing more floods?

Dr Amiera Sawas – Senior Research and Climate Change Specialist

Climate change has increased the frequency and intensity of floods, and other natural weather-related events that we are witnessing around the world.

Find out how countries can experience both droughts and floods, and how they affect people's resilience and capacity to adapt to disasters.

Sara Pantuliano (ODI), Elizabeth Babade (Brexit Party), Baroness Natalie Bennett (Green Party), Lord Ray Collins (Labour), Baroness Shas Sheehan (Liberal Democrat), Harini Iyengar (Women’s Equality Party), Girish Menon (ActionAid UK)

On Monday 18 November, ActionAid UK and the ODI hosted a 2019 general election hustings event where we heard what the different political parties would do to promote women’s rights and sustainable development.

Women in an emergency camp in Somaliland, where ActionAid is protecting rights. Photo: Karin Schermbrucker/ActionAid

General Election 2019: our manifesto for women’s rights

Girish Menon – Chief Executive, ActionAidUK

We’ve launched a manifesto for the 2019 general election, calling on all political parties to set out how they will protect the rights of women and girls around the world, as part of a vision for a Global Britain.

Emergency camps in Somaliland are home to thousands who've been displaced by drought

I’ve seen first-hand how the climate crisis is affecting women and girls living in poverty. This Christmas, you can help.