When we think of disaster, we often think of fires, floods, and earthquakes. But war and ongoing political unrest can create even bigger and longer-lasting animal welfare and humanitarian crises; and for many worldwide this is their daily reality. Many in these regions wake to frightening uncertainty daily, sometimes for years or decades on end.
Long after the media spotlight fades, brave people remain to work tirelessly for the animals who are so often the forgotten victims in some of the most difficult and dangerous circumstances.
They reinforce our belief that compassion knows no borders and there really is hope for animals everywhere. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Animals Australia’s Emergency Grants Program is helping to provide them with lifesaving support for their work during and in the aftermath of war.
Active conflict zones are life-threatening for people and animals, but the aftermath can also create long-term dangers like disrupted or diminished food and medical supply, dysfunctional banking systems, and a lack of education and work opportunities, leading to cycles of suffering.