Since July, many CBM Australia supporters have joined our call for MPs across the political spectrum to lobby the Albanese government to urgently fund a famine relief package and other measures to address the global food crisis, which has led to 50 million people battling starvation.
These efforts resulted in some initial success in early October, when the Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Pat Conroy, announced $15 million in funding to help relieve severe food insecurity already affecting millions of people across the Horn of Africa, including in Kenya and Yemen.
By supporting #HelpFightFamine, you’ve added your voice to 1000s of Australians who’ve directly asked their representative in Canberra to work with the government and fund a $150 million emergency relief package in October’s federal budget, plus other food security measures. We need to keep up the pressure, so keep encouraging friends and family to write to their MP too.
#HelpFightFamine is a campaign launched by a broader alliance of development organisations that belong to the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID). Together we aim to increase Australia’s commitment to long-term investment in international development and humanitarian assistance.