235 million people need humanitarian assistance and protection in 2021, an increase of 35% from 2020 (as per the Global Humanitarian Overview report). Conflicts, rising hunger, disease outbreaks and climate change continue to endanger the vulnerable. In a time of uncertainty and loss, humanitarian workers across the world have stepped up their efforts to provide the essentials, which most of us take for granted. We explore what support is required from businesses to support their critical work. In this interview, Snigdha Sahal, Executive Director of Action Against Hunger India, outlines how her organisation has been affected by the pandemic and why private sector partnerships were key to its response.
Snigdha Sahal, Executive Director and CEO of Action Against Hunger India, shares her personal story of leadership through a global crisis, and what has helped her find balance amidst the turbulance.