You can help end global hunger
13.1 percent of the world’s population is hungry. That’s roughly 925 million people who go undernourished on a daily basis, consuming less than the recommended 2,100 calories a day. In a world that can produce enough food for everyone to eat, hunger and malnutrition remain the number one risk to health worldwide, especially for those who are already fighting poverty. The world produces enough food to feed all 7 billion people who live in it, but those who go hungry either do not have land to grow food or money to purchase it.
Climate change is the single biggest threat to ending global hunger. More extreme weather and our changing seasons are pushing food prices up and its availability down. Families living in poverty rely on the rains to come following the annual dry season. Without it, their crops will fail. When food reserves run out, families face the “hungry season” head-on.
The world’s poorest nations and farmers are being hit increasingly hard with women bearing the biggest burden. When a mother is undernourished during pregnancy, the baby is often born undernourished, too. Every year, 17 million children are born this way due to a mother’s lack of nutrition before and during pregnancy. Similarly, women in hunger are so deficient of basic nutrients (like iron) that 315,000 die during childbirth from hemorrhaging every year.
Around the world, people, business and governments, are taking action. The Australian Government must join with them to stop climate change making more people hungry.
The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.
The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.
The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.
The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.
The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:
How you can help
Join with Oxfam in their fight to end world hunger. Sign the petition that calls on the Australia’s political parties to:
- Have a long-term plan to dramatically cut carbon pollution in-line with Australia’s responsibility to keep global warming well below 2 degrees
- Increase investment in poor communities, including small-scale farmers, enabling them to adapt to extreme weather, changing seasons and future uncertainties
- Play a constructive role internationally towards strong global climate agreements.