The time for action is now.
The cost of living crisis is being felt worldwide. It is women and girls in the world’s most marginalised communities who bear the heaviest burden of skyrocketing prices for food, fuel and fertilisers.
In the Horn of Africa mothers are seeing their children suffer and die from malnutrition. Right now 49 million people are on the brink of starvation. The cost of food has soared by as much as 400% – adding to an already dire situation.
Your support can provide women like Cheman drought-resistant seeds to grow essential food crops like maize. The world has forgotten this crisis, but for women and girls in the region, the impacts of climate-induced drought are never-ending. They are the ones who are the first to sacrifice their wellbeing, health, and safety to support their families. They won’t eat so their children can eat. They will risk their safety going further and further in search of water. As a result, they put themselves at risk of exploitation and danger.