Day of Action: 21 September 2022
Zambia is in the middle of a huge debt crisis. Between 2019 and 2021 public spending was cut by 21% in the name of paying the debt.
BlackRock is one of Zambia’s biggest lenders. During the pandemic they refused Zambia’s request to suspend debt repayments, alongside other big global banks. Sky high interest rates mean that Zambians are due to pay back double what was initially borrowed.
Right now, the Zambian government is negotiating with BlackRock and other lenders to get some of its huge amount of unjust debt written off. Stand in solidarity with Zambian campaigners and help put pressure on BlackRock during these negotiations to cancel the debt.
On 15 September, we are mobilising as many people as possible to jam BlackRock with phone calls throughout the day. We want to make sure BlackRock hears us loud and clear.
How to make your call
Information will be sent via email, make sure you register here:Register here
Film your call
If you can, it would be great if you could film your call and then share it on social media with the hashtag #CancelZambiasDebt and we can help share it on our channels too so that more people can see this action is happening.