Our neighbours need your help.
Kengen was eight months pregnant when armed men attacked her village in South Sudan. She managed to escape with her life and delivered her baby in the bushes.
But there was no home to return to, and Kengen’s farm and harvest were destroyed.
Now, unable to produce enough milk without a food source or home, Kengen is afraid that she won’t be able to feed her baby daughter.
And she’s not the only one.
Right now, an estimated 49 million people are on the brink of famine.
Conflict, COVID-19, climate shocks and now the war in Ukraine have created the perfect storm for an unprecedented global hunger crisis.
From South Sudan to Afghanistan, Syria to Yemen, this is a crisis like we’ve never seen before. And with COVID-19 doubling the number of people living with life-threatening hunger, the worst may be yet to come.
That’s why we need your help.
Together with a coalition of community and humanitarian organisations, we need you to join us in calling on our new federal government to help fight famine.
We encourage you to contact your local federal member and urge them to:
- Save lives now through an urgent Famine Prevention Package of $150 million to avert catastrophe in the worst-affected hunger spots in the Horn of Africa, Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen.
- Tackle the root causes of the global hunger crisis through investing in a long-term targeted Global Food Strategy.
- Strengthen the resilience of the Asia Pacific region to climate change, disasters, and economic shocks by increasing Australia’s development assistance.
We know that together our voices can make a big difference in the lives of our neighbours just like Kengen.
*Story provided by Micah Australia