Monday, 25 February 2013

Are you 'Ready for Anything'?!

ActionAid  has recently launched its Ready for Anything campaign

ActionAid's campaign will help the world’s poorest people everywhere from Afghanistan to Burma to prepare for the next big disaster, helping to save lives NOW.
Throughout the campaign from 4 February to 3 May, every donation made by people in the UK will be doubled by the government, helping twice as many people.
Donations from the campaign, which has a target of £1.1 million, will go to disaster preparedness programmes across countries including Malawi, Burma (Myanmar), Afghanistan and Nepal, helping thousands of the world’s poorest people prepare to survive the next disaster.

As part of the appeal, last week saw ActionAid hold its first annual Global Emergencies Week, with people across the UK staging fundraising events from gigs to cake sales to raise even more for ActionAid’s emergency response.

Emergencies are becoming more frequent and growing in intensity. Between 250 and 300 million people are affected by disasters and conflicts every year, but this is expected to rise significantly. By 2015, the number of people affected by climate-related disasters alone is set to reach 375 million. Natural disasters hit the poorest people hardest – those who survive the initial disaster are left with their lives destroyed. Although not always in the news, flooding presents a regular and serious threat to people living in poor countries – but it is a threat which can be mitigated with help.

What can you do?
It’s simple help ActionAid spread the word to your networks by tweeting:

Double your donation! Until 3 May, UK Govt will match donations to @ActionAidUK. Text DOUB13 £5 to 70070 to give £5. Pls RT! #actionaidRFA

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