Anneliese this week attended a Christian Aid Week Reception in Parliament to show her support for Christian Aid Week (16-20 May, www.christianaid.org.uk) and find out more about the events and activities taking place across the UK.
This year, Christian Aid Week is encouraging people to stand with women in Zimbabwe who are on the front line of the climate crisis. In rural Zimbabwe, seven out of ten women rely on farming to earn a living and provide for their families. When the rains don’t come, women can’t grow enough food, and struggle to provide for their children. They often have to skip meals so their children can share what little food they have. As the climate crisis rages on, vulnerable communities are only going to face more intense droughts, floods, and storms – and more women are at risk of losing their livelihoods.
Anneliese stands with those facing the harshest effects of the climate crisis including women and children who deserve to live full lives, free from poverty and hunger.
“I was delighted to meet with Christian Aid this week to hear about the vital work Christian Aid is doing. I encourage everyone to get involved in Christian Aid Week and Christian Aid events whenever they can and I am so proud that last year my constituents of Oxford East raised £17, 820 during Christian Aid Week alone to support the work of Christian Aid in the fight against global poverty”
Sophie Powell, Christian Aid’s Chief of UK Advocacy and Policy said:
“For the first time in a generation, global poverty is on the rise. At the same the climate crisis is escalating, with more intense droughts and heatwaves pushing more people into poverty, in rural and urban areas alike, as our Christian Aid Week report highlights. We have seen incredible acts of generosity across Christian Aid Week, and we are grateful to Anneliese and our supporters from across the country who support Christian Aid to continue our vital work”