Den 28 juli kom den glädjande nyheten att Greta Thunberg foundation stöttar ActionAids insatser i Indien och Bangladesh. Cyklonen Amphan har drabbat regionen hårt och förstörde 260 000 hem och skördar och försörjningen för miljontals.
Såhär skriver Greta Thunberg på sin Instagram:
Please help the millions affected by the flooding in India and Bangladesh!
Countless people, particularly in the Global South, are already suffering the devastating impacts of the climate crisis.
Millions of people in South Asia have been severely affected by recent flooding, at a time when many had already lost so much from Covid-19 and Cyclone Amphan.
In India, more than 6.8 million people have been affected by recent severe monsoon floods. Meanwhile, close to one third of Bangladesh is already suffering flooding, with 2.8 million people affected. Although floods occur annually in these areas, the climate crisis is increasing their frequency and intensity, with current flooding among the worst in years.
This flooding has also come during a period of overlapping crises facing communities in India and Bangladesh. In March, Cyclone Amphan destroyed crops, infrastructure and more than 260,000 homes in both countries, while a Covid-19 lockdown has contributed to over a third of Bangladesh's population dropping under the poverty line.
My foundation will therefore donate €100.000 (from the prize money received from the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity) to these NGOs - working tirelessly and in desperate need of funds for flood relief work in India and Bangladesh - BRAC, Goonj, Action Aid India and Action Aid Bangladesh.
International media are largely ignoring this devastation, but we must do everything possible to directly support those suffering on the ground, who are in desperate need of resources. I am incredibly privileged to be in a position to be able to donate such sums of money through my foundation, and we are supporting these organisations to make sure it reaches communities affected by the flooding as soon as possible. If you are able, please consider donating to the relief effort. Visit their websites for details. Even the smallest amount can help.
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