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Climate Hero Actionaid (5-7yrs)

Climate Hero Actionaid (5-7yrs)

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Words to remember 
Belle Anse: a town in the south-east of HaitiHaiti: a country in the CaribbeanHurricane: a violent wind which has a circular movement, especially found in the West Atlantic OceanGush: to flow or send out quickly and in large amountsActionAid: an international charity working in over 50 countries to end povertyClimate change: a term used to describe changes to normal weather conditions and patterns caused by humansCODAB: Coordination of Organisations for the Development of Belle AnseSapling: a young treeNutrient: any substance which plants or animals need in order to live and growErode: to rub or be rubbed away gradually
Climate hero
Belle Anse, Haiti: Solomon’s story
   R  e  g   i  s   t  e  r  e   d   C   h  a  r   i   t  y   N  o .   2   7   4   4   6   7
www.actionaid.org.uk/powerdown
 
Background information
Background to Belle Anse (Haiti):Belle Anse is a town in the south-east of Haiti. The Republic of Haiti is a country in the Caribbean. The people who live therespeak Creole and French. Its capital is Port-au-Prince.Background to Hurricane Noel:Haiti has two rainy seasons: April to May and September toOctober. June to November is hurricane season. HurricaneNoel reached Haiti at the end of October 2007 and its rainfall(continuing over five days), caused severe flooding and mud-slides. Many families lost their homes or had to move awayfrom affected areas.Deforestation in Haiti has increased the severity of the floodsthat accompany hurricanes. It is estimated that only 2% of Haiti’s original forests remain (Wikipedia). With the loss of trees and their roots, soil is more easily eroded and heavy raincan cause larger mudslides.
Climate hero
Belle Anse, Haiti: Solomon’s story
   R  e  g   i  s   t  e  r  e   d   C   h  a  r   i   t  y   N  o .   2   7   4   4   6   7
www.actionaid.org.uk/powerdown
Solomon’s greenhouse, Belle Anse, 2009
PHOTO: RONALD ST. VIL/ACTIONAID

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