Climate change is already a climate reality for many. As a humanitarian NGO working in countries bearing the brunt of the climate crisis, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people who have been impacted by climate-related disasters like drought and floods. 

Climate Changed My Home is an exhibition of powerful photography featuring IRC clients. It shows the impact of climate change right now and tells the stories of those whose lives—and homes—have already been changed by the climate crisis.

The free exhibition will be on display at London Bridge City, near Tower Bridge, from Thursday 30th May to Sunday 30th June 2024.

Hear from one of our clients Abdul Haq, who experienced climate change in his home in Afghanistan

Man standing in arid landscape with cattle

Abud Haq, a 30-year-old pastoralist and father of six children, lives in the drought-affected Badghis province of Afghanistan. Food and water have become increasingly scarce for his livestock and his family. As a result, his 10-month-old son developed malnutrition. With no nearby health facility, most families cannot access the healthcare they need to survive.

The drought negatively affected the livestock business of the people. People sold their lands and bought needed items. It was due to the drought. It negatively affects our livestock because we may lose them. And we cannot afford to buy any other livestock

- Abdul Haq


Man standing in arid landscape with child and food items
Our solutions:
 The IRC, with support from the European Union, has significantly improved the health landscape in Afghanistan, including deploying 22 mobile health and nutrition teams to reach families like Abdul's.

Faiza Habibu’s home in Nigeria

Through the IRC's early warning systems that trigger cash assistance for families in flood-affected communities, she was able to support her fishing business, her neighbours, and send her children to school.

Faiza Habibu carrying bowl of fish on her head

We went through a lot more than anyone can imagine, sometimes struggling with not eating anything. There was no food in the house. Even when my husband was alive, sometimes we went to bed hungry.”
- Faiza Habibu

Woman with her family sitting outside her home on a bench smiling
Our solutions: With support from, the IRC and partners piloted early warning systems and anticipatory cash interventions to protect the livelihoods of pastoralists before the onset of a climate shock.