2020 was a year like no other.
It began with bushfires raging across Australia which served as a stark reminder that the climate crisis is upon us, and within months our world transformed as we were hit by the largest ever global humanitarian crisis. COVID-19 has taken the lives of over three million people and left no country untouched.
Women have borne the brunt of the resulting health and economic impacts as violence against women has skyrocketed, alongside women’s unpaid work and widespread job losses.
In this moment of crisis, ActionAid has scaled up its response, reaching over 10 million people in over 40 countries. This has supported women on the frontlines of intersecting health, economic and climate crises to prevent infections, distribute emergency relief and begin to build back better.