Monthly Archives: May 2014

Cholera emergency spreads in South Sudan’s capital

266 cases and 13 deaths reported in Juba, with fears these numbers could grow far worse. Toronto (May 22, 2014)// After the South Sudan Ministry of Health declared a cholera outbreak in the capital city of Juba on May 9th, the number of cases grew rapidly. A total of 266 cases have been reported thus […]

The Power of an Edible Garden

Written by Susanne Courtney, Executive Director of Action Against Hunger Canada. Originally published in Mark Cullen’s blog on March 27, 2014. Read the original article. Edibles are one of the hottest trends in the garden for 2014, as noted by gardening gurus, foodies and wellness experts. The idea of growing your own food, especially ‘super-foods’ touted […]

World Health Assembly 2014 Statement from ACF International

May 20, 2014 – Action Against Hunger International’s statement on nutrition and health for the 67th World Health Assembly. ACF Statement on Nutrition and Health for WHA 2014

Action Against Hunger scales up humanitarian response in South Sudan

Photo by J. Seagle  May 20, 2014 – This past December, just two and a half years into its fragile independence, South Sudan and its more than eight million citizens were thrown into crisis by violent political unrest, with conflict between The Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and its opposition. Since then, more than 1.3 […]

Rebuilding six months after Typhoon Haiyan

  Six months after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, progress has been made, but the need remains enormous. Millions of survivors not only lost their homes, but their livelihoods too. After six months of providing immediate aid, we started working on the post-emergency phase and reconstruction. Now, our goal is to restore basic infrastructure (water […]

Baby Tents are Safe Havens for Syrian Refugees

Photo credit: Yolanda Romero In the town of Tyre Eida in Lebanon, refugees who have fled the Syrian conflict are struggling to feed their babies. In this vulnerable community, Action Against Hunger provides cash transfers – a simple system that enables recipients to purchase a monthly shopping basket of staple foods such as rice, bulgur, […]