You’ve heard of a flash mob, but what about a flash cob? This morning 3 giant corn on the cobs took to the street armed with their watering cans to demand fair access to water for poor people in the developing world.
Mariá Yolanda Rojas Ávila grows maize in Peru. She says “To me, water means life. Without water, people, animals and crops cannot live. I hop
The floods in Central America have captured the Progressio homepage in recent weeks, and for good reason. Communities we’re working in have been devastated.
We work with some of the communities in the region most vulnerable to climate change, so it’s not surprising that when disaster strikes (as it does with increasing frequency) people we know are hit first and worst.
Progressio development worker Maggie von Vogt has seen for herself the devastating impacts of the heavy rain that’s hit Central America this last week.
And in a hard-hitting interview broadcast today on BBC Radio 5 Live, she talks about how it’s the poor who are hit the hardest – and how the people of El Salvador and Central America have had enough of bearing the b
We have been deeply concerned to hear of the impact of heavy rains and flooding across Central America, especially Progressio’s programme areas of El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras.
In El Salvador, 20,000 people are reported as displaced due to the situation. Xiomara Ventura, Progressio’s Regional Representative in Central America, writes, “Honduras is on red alert in the south a
Governments need to be aware that people are watching what they say and do about climate change - and that social movements are impatient for change, says Carolina Amaya from Progressio partner organisation UNES (the Salvadorian Ecological Unit).
We only have a limited amount of freshwater on this planet, so how do we use it? Petra Kjell reflects on World Water Week 2011.
When did you last think about the many different ways water influences our lives? For me, a yearly reminder is the World Water Week conference in Stockholm, which gathers some of the most prominent scientists, thinkers and others interested in water iss
The Horn of Africa region, including Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, and South Sudan, is currently experiencing a severe food security crisis. How is this affecting Somaliland, and how is Progressio responding?