Extreme weather from the most severe El Niño on record already has affected millions of people around the world. From drought and cyclones to flooding and forest fires, its effects destroy crops and livelihoods, threaten water supplies and levy lasting hardships on millions of people, particularly the poorest households, which are vulnerable even in normal weather.
We expect that El Niño will affect at least 20 million people in the countries where we work. CARE staff and partners are working hard to help families and communities prepare for and respond to the historic effects of the current El Niño. Our interactive map highlights some of those efforts. So click, hover and learn more about the problems El Niño spawns and the solutions that form our response.