Your monthly donation can help women and girls struggling to survive
Every day, women and girls around the world are living on the edge of survival due to climate change-related droughts and floods.
These emergencies threaten and claim lives – and yet they don’t make the news.
In Somaliland, a devastating drought is killing animals and drying out crops. Families are losing their food and livelihoods.
As food and water runs out, thousands of people are being forced to leave their homes and travel for weeks and months to reach emergency camps in the hope of a better life.
Surviving in these camps is a daily struggle — especially for women and girls.
Here, families are living in makeshift shelters which are flimsy and offer little protection. There is limited food and no toilets. Water is difficult to come by, and every night mothers worry over their daughters being attacked by strangers or wild animals.
Women and girls in Somaliland - and around the world - can’t wait much longer for help. They need life-saving aid.
ActionAid is working directly with local women and girls to provide support and save lives. We’re distributing essentials kits, building toilets, supplying temporary shelters and providing emergency cash for women to spend on essentials like food and medicine for their families.
But our supplies can’t last forever. And we need to do more.
You can help. Your donation of £7 a month could help us reach more women and girls with the support they need to survive.
By supporting our appeal, you could ensure we help more women and girls to rebuild their lives. You could help us provide more essentials kits, toilets and leadership training in Somaliland and around the world — so women and girls who’ve survived climate-change related crises don’t have to wait.
How your donation can help women and girls living on the edge of survival
Your donation could help provide life-saving aid for women and girls
£10 a month
to help provide a cash transfer for a woman so she can buy life-saving food and medicine
£7 a month
to help provide an essentials kit with underwear, soap, wipes, batteries, comb, a whistle, and a torch
£3 a month
to help provide life-saving training on sanitation and hygiene practices, to prevent fatal diseases from spreading
Why are we asking for a monthly gift?
Every donation counts, and we’re grateful for whatever you feel you can afford. A one-off donation is a fantastic start, but issues that women and girls face, like violence and poverty, are long-term problems, and they need long-term solutions. Regular donations mean we can commit to working with women and girls for as long as it takes.
A monthly gift from you allows us to make ambitious plans, and invest in the futures of young girls and their communities. It means we can make a real, sustainable difference to the lives of women and girls. Please help us to change lives, for good.
Women like Nafisa are living on the edge of survival
20-year-old Nafisa recently gave birth in an overcrowded camp in Somaliland without the help of a midwife or any medical aid.
She has nothing to dress or wash her baby with and she is so weak that she can’t move from her shelter at all.
Like thousands of other Somaliland women, who lost their land and livestock to the drought, Nafisa left her home to travel on foot to a camp in order to survive.
The future seems bleak from where Nafisa stands.
It’s so painful when you have a small baby and you have nothing…[We need a] house with a toilet. It’s so difficult when you have a baby and you don’t have a toilet. You need a shower, you need to wash…”
This Christmas, we know Nafisa can’t wait: for food, for water and for shelter.
With little food, no water, no shelter and no toilets, she can’t survive.
She needs life-saving aid.
There are millions like Nafisa around the world. They can’t wait much longer for help.
Help us show these women and girls that they’re not alone and not forgotten. Please donate to our appeal today.
Even when the rest of the world turns its attention away from an emergency, we remain on the ground, supporting women and girls as they rebuild their lives and the lives of their families.
- We have distributed 800 women’s survival kits in total across the camps in Somaliland so far this year.
- We are currently providing 725 families with cash to buy food and medicine.
- And we have trained and set up a women’s coalition in every camp supporting women to take leadership roles.
This project is just one example of ActionAid’s work. Your regular donation may not go towards this project. It will be used where it is needed most to further ActionAid’s general charitable purposes.