Sussett stands by the row of new typhoon resilient homes built with the support of Christian Aid partner ICODE

Climate heroes

This page is dedicated to the stories of people living with the effects of climate change who are making a positive difference in their lives to reduce its impact.

For many of us, climate change still seems like an abstract idea most of the time, yet the impacts are being felt every day – from more extreme and frequent storms, to devastating droughts and floods.

Morsheda stands in the doorway of her home with two of her children

Morsheda’s story

Morsheda and her children live in the village of Bazetilcupi Char in Bangladesh. They are under constant threat of flooding due to an ever-changing climate and natural tides.

In 2016, with the help of Christian Aid supporters, we were able to raise Morsheda's home above anticipated flood levels, making her family less vulnerable to Bangladesh's extreme weather. 

However in 2017, South Asia experienced some of the worst flooding in decades. Yet again, Morsheda and her children were forced to flee their home. 

Read Morsheda's story


Sussett Enolva and her family stand outside their new, typhoon-resistant home in The Philippines

Sussett's story

Sussett Enolva and her family were left homeless when Typhoon Haiyan hit their small island in the Philippines. Sussett was pregnant with her youngest of four boys.

'[During Typhoon Haiyan] we were very lucky to be saved because all around here, all the trees were toppled…. we were paralysed as if it was the end of our days.' Sussett Enolva

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