Join with Oxfam to work towards a brighter, cleaner, fairer world

What’s happening?

Climate change is one of the biggest threats to ending global hunger. Weather patterns are getting more extreme and unreliable, and it’s playing havoc with food production. As our planet heats up, the forecast is more hunger. Around the world communities are already feeling the impacts of climate change, from rising sea levels and coastal erosion in the Pacific Islands, to longer and more intense droughts across many parts of Africa.

Santos Silvacios is a farmer living in Bolivia. From its Andean mountains, to its deserts and rain forests, Bolivia is witnessing many changes in its climate. And with these changes, people are bracing for worsening climate impacts: from more severe droughts, to increased flooding. Being one of the poorest countries in South America, farmers like Santos are particularly vulnerable to changing weather patterns as they don’t have the resources to adapt.

“I work on a plot of land, and since this is all I can do, there is very little money. When the waters rise we lose our rice, cassava plants and our banana crops. It’s very sad to see them growing and then they fall down and go rotten. Some years my house stays here but other times it falls down and then we have to build a new one. I move everything out of my home and make an elevated platform: … that is how we live during the floods.” – Santos.

Oxfam’s efforts

Climate change is hurting people: people like Santos.

When we work together, our voices are more powerful than the big polluters. And now is the time to act! 2015 is a critical year for international action on climate change. World leaders are meeting in Paris to hammer out a new global climate agreement. We’ve also got a federal election coming up in 2016. It’s down to us. We must be clear that serious climate action is needed now.

Don’t let farmers and families take the heat. Choose a cleaner, fairer world where everyone has enough to eat.

Supporting Oxfam

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:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

How you can help

Join with Oxfam and Stand with Santos ahead of the Paris climate change negotiations. Show him Australians care, and that we want stronger climate action to build a cleaner, fairer world:
https://act.oxfam.org/australia/climate-change-hurts-santos

 

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