During humanitarian emergencies women and girls are the most vulnerable. Right now in Kenya 2.7 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian aid. People are dying because they don’t have enough to eat. Women and girls are being forced to walk for up to nine kilometres in search of water, putting them at risk of violence and sexual assault.
ActionAid works with local women’s organisations to promote protection in disasters. This includes safe spaces for women and girls, distribution of cash grants and providing increased access to resources.
We believe that putting women at the heart of our emergency response is the most effective way to rebuild communities, because women often know best what their families and the wider communities need.
A monthly donation from you could help to make sure that local women are prepared and able to respond to crises.
What ActionAid does
Whether it’s the result of being displaced by war, recovering from the aftermath of an earthquake, or simply being born into a deprived community, women and girls are the most affected by poverty.
ActionAid puts women and girls at the centre of our work across 45 countries. We make sure girls go to and stay in school, we work with communities to end gender-based violence, and we train women in the skills they need to earn a living.
Almost all of the people and partners who run our programmes are from the developing world. This means our staff are on the ground and experiencing poverty first hand. We see day-to-day how poverty affects people’s lives, and are uniquely placed to give a voice to the women and children who suffer the most.
We also help women and communities prepare for and recover from disasters, a time when they can be at their most vulnerable. We demand action to change the factors that keep poor people poor at local, national and international level. We don’t walk away until we’ve achieved lasting change.
How we use the money you give us
For every £1 we spend:
72p is spent on programme activity, including humanitarian and development work
12p is spent on fundraising
9p is spent on support costs (running the organisation)
7p is spent on campaigning for change
These figures are taken from our expenditure in 2016.
We’re committed to keeping our supporters happy and being open and honest about how we fundraise. To find out more you can read our fundraising commitment.
Other ways to support our work
Donating by post
If you’d prefer to donate by post, make out a cheque payable to ActionAid UK, and send it to:
ActionAid UK Supporter Care Team,
Chataway House, Leach Road