Australia can save lives if we act now
Help Fight Famine is a coalition of community and humanitarian organisations united in our call for urgent action from the Australian Government to do our part in responding to the global hunger crisis. Without immediate and serious commitment to intervention the food crisis will continue to intensify.
As a member of this coalition, Caritas Australia is part of the push to inspire a greater government response to the global hunger crisis.
The food crisis is growing larger with each passing day
Right now, 49 million people are on the brink of famine. Children are dying. Conflict, COVID, climate shocks and now the war in Ukraine, have created the perfect storm for an unprecedented global hunger crisis.
To prevent the deaths of millions of people, the Australian Government must step up and do our part. $150 million is needed to avert catastrophe in the worst-affected hunger hotspots in the Horn of Africa, Yemen, Afghanistan and Syria.
We can make a difference, save lives and help fight famine.
By emailing your local MP using the form below, you are helping us call upon the Australian Government to show commitment by joining our response and provide a one-off, $150 million food aid package to fight hunger in the world's most affected countries.
We are calling on the Australian Government to:
Tackle the root causes of the global hunger crisis through investing long-term in a targeted Global Food Security Strategy.
Strengthen resilience of the Asia Pacific region to climate change, disasters, and economic shocks by increasing Australia’s development assistance
Help Fight Famine is an initiative coordinated by Micah Australia.
Micah is a group of faith-based aid and development organistions who work together to empower Australian Christians to advocate on the most urgent global justice issues facing our world today – extreme poverty, rising conflict, and climate change.
Make a Donation today
Your generous donation to Caritas Australia means our partners in countries like Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Eritrea can respond quickly to support vulnerable communities during this crisis.
Give now to help families facing conflict, famine and COVID-19
The funds raised through this appeal will be used to provide immediate and longer-term humanitarian assistance to communities affected by the food crisis in Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan and Eritrea, through Caritas Australia’s local partners.
Where this is not possible, the funds will be used to provide immediate and longer-term humanitarian assistance to communities affected by crises in Africa. If any excess funds remain after a crisis, or if there are changes in circumstances beyond our control that limit our ability to use the funds, they are kept in the Africa Regional Appeal so that we can respond to ongoing needs and future crises across all our regions.