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  2. Disasters are a growing threat, affecting more people and doing more damage than ever before. Their impact is especially devastating in countries with high levels of material poverty; the Least Developed Countries accounted for 40 per cent of all deaths from natural hazards between 2000 and 2010,...  
  3. In the developing world there is a huge and growing waste problem. Currently, 9 million people die every year due to the mismanagement of waste and pollutants. That's 20 times more people than die of malaria. If we ignore this waste problem, we will miss a key opportunity to save lives and create...  
  4. During disasters we will promote food security approaches that concurrently address immediate humanitarian needs, long-term recovery and sustained peace. Wherever possible, cash-based approaches will be promoted as a means for accessing food and materials for relief and recovery such as grains...  
  5. Climate change threatens the natural balance of the world. More frequent storms, droughts and floods mean crops ruined, people going hungry, and children missing out on education. To tackle it, we must radically rethink the global economy and live within the limits of our environment. Tearfund’s...
     
  6. Tearfund is a Christian international relief and development agency with more than 40 years' experience. We work with partners andthe local churchacross the world to tackle the complex challenges of poverty. Tearfund is recognised as a leader in its work, integrating community development,...  
  7. Cereal banks can be an effective way to tackle food insecurity. This guide contains step-by-step advice on how to set up and run a cereal bank. Cereal banks are community-based institutions that buy, store and sell basic food grains. Most cereal banks offer farmers the opportunity to store their...
     
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    2014-02-26 Pastoralism is a livelihood whereby people depend upon herding domesticated livestock. In East Africa, pastoralists depend primarily upon cattle, sheep, donkeys, goats and camels— listed in order of least resilience as one moves into drier and more arid lowland areas. Pastoralists play an...  
  9. TANDEM stands for Tearfund’s Approach in Disasters E-learning modules. It is a set of mini-modules which can be completed online or offline on a range of critical issues for Tearfund and partner staff working in humanitarian disaster situations. They can be worked on at your own pace, on your own...  
  10. This issue of Tearfund's Footsteps publication looks at some major topics, and considers how all of us can play a role in making our communities, our agriculture and our activities more sustainable. Can the world’s nations come together to solve the massive global issue of climate change? The...