As I mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty today and reflect on World Food Day which took place yesterday, the message has never been clearer: no one should be left behind, and dignity for all must be achieved.
The increase of interconnectedness through our globalised world represents a chain of attachment and impact which require the implementation of holistic solutions to develop long term inclusive resilience for food security, health systems and climate adaptation to ensure multidimensional poverty is addressed, and peace, protection of the planet and prosperity are sustainably established #SDGs.
Since founding the Wellbeing Foundation Africa in 2004, we have worked to improve health and wellbeing outcomes through dedicated frontline health, nutrition and education programming and agrifood advocacy to combat malnutrition and tackle inequities, believing that to #feedthefuture and #GrowNigeria, every person deserves the opportunity to #thrive.
Around the world, families are suffering the domino effects of challenges that know no borders, with the consequences of COVID-19, inequality, conflict, and the climate crisis, such as the current Nigeria floods – an overwhelming disaster that is ruining the agriculture and natural resources needed for the survival of many.
With the extreme rains in Nigeria leaving 600 killed and 1 million more displaced, global solidarity is immediately needed to build a sustainable world where everyone, everywhere has regular access to enough nutritious food, and that we deliver on our commitments to social justice, ending poverty, healing our planet and the empowerment of the marginalised.
It is our shared responsibility to eradicate poverty, combat all forms of discrimination and prioritise the right of all people to food, nutrition and equality with dignity for all in practice.
#EndPoverty #IDEP2022 #GlobalGoals
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