"These are the remains of the gardens. These are the remains of the plants in the gardens that were completely stripped out by the floods." - Hangala Bornface, Zambia
Hangala Bornface, an environmental protection officer of MCC partner Choma Child Development of Zambia’s Brethren in Christ Church, stands in an area of Zambia’s Southern Province where the usual danger is drought.
Indeed, early in 2022, the rains were delayed. But then, the dry land was inundated with sudden, strong flooding – washing away banana plants, fruit trees and other crops. “This is posing a serious threat of hunger and food shortages in this community,” he says.
From Argentina to Zambia, the story is the same: Weather patterns are changing.
We care about climate change because we care about neighbours, here and across the world, all made in God's image. May we open our hearts to their stories.
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