People with disabilities are doubly disadvantaged
Sofia is a young mum with a disability that makes it difficult for her to stand.
Every day, her children wake up hungry, and she has nothing to give them. Despite her disability, Sofia used to work as a casual farm labourer, doing backbreaking work in the hot sun.
But there’s been no work. The crops are drying up… and there’s nothing to harvest.
Because of her disability, Sofia is unable to walk far. So, her weak and malnourished children make the two-hour trip every day, to gather water for the family, just so they can survive.
As the drought becomes more severe, people with disabilities and their families will find it even harder to source food, water and the support they need. Their lives are at stake.
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