You can support ActionAid's urgent response
Women and girls are on the frontline of the climate crisis and are most at risk in emergencies. When emergencies happen, they are often the first responders, taking risks and playing critical roles in the survival of families and communities.
ActionAid and our local partners are on the ground in Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somaliland, assessing need and in some areas distributing life-saving items including food and water purification tablets, plus critical items for longer term health such as safe sanitary products and hygiene kits.
We are also supporting women and girls to create their own safe spaces where they feel physically and emotionally protected.
In the longer term, ActionAid is building communities’ resilience to climate disasters by training women and young people to take leadership roles during emergencies and hold decision-makers to account. We are also supporting smallholders to adopt climate-resilient agro-ecological farming techniques.
But the situation is worsening rapidly, and funding is urgently needed to protect more people’s lives and their livelihoods.