The issue of climate change — shifts in the Earth’s climate driven by human activities — hit crisis point a long time ago. For millions of people in the Sahel region of Africa where we work, the impacts are devastating.
Temperatures are rising, rainfall is more unpredictable and droughts and floods are becoming more frequent and severe. Land is rapidly losing its fertility and is no longer able to support plant life. As a result, people can't grow enough food, and poverty and migration are increasing.
Our work is also part of a bigger movement, challenging the effects of the climate crisis. We are growing trees and restoring land in support of the Great Green Wall initiative. This African-led initiative envisages an 8,000km mosaic of restored land across the Sahel.
Tree Aid grows 1 tree every 19 seconds for the Great Green Wall, helping to grow futures for millions of people across Africa, whose lives are devastated by the climate crisis.