Since 2015, southern Africa has suffered severe drought. Successive rains have failed. Crops have shrivelled. Cows, chickens and goats are dying. Food prices have shot through the roof. The brutal reality is that children with disabilities are at higher risk. Too often, they’re the last to be fed, and first to die.
To add to the already desperate situation, since December, the long-awaited rains have battered Zimbabwe and caused floods, damage to infrastructure and additional crop damage. Even more livestock are dying and the children are at an increased risk of catching water-borne diseases.
CHILDREN MOST AT RISK
When food runs out, children and families living with the added challenge of disability are even more at risk, more vulnerable. Even when food aid is available, these families have a harder time accessing it. Please join us in helping these precious children so they aren’t overlooked.