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Yearly Archives: 2019

Call for tenders – Consultancy Services: Action Against Hunger Gender Policy Review and Update

Created in 1979, Action Against Hunger is a non-governmental organisation that aims to provide solutions to hunger. Our mission is to save lives by eliminating hunger through the prevention, detection and treatment of under-nutrition, particularly during and after emergency situations linked to conflicts or natural disasters. We focus on nutrition, health and healthcare practices; food […]

World Refugee Day 2019 - Action Against Hunger Canada

“Where there is life, there is hope”

When the war broke out in South Sudan, Nyalat and Nyahok were among millions of people forced to flee their homes. They walked hand-in-hand with their children and crossed into Ethiopia to seek refuge in Gambella region. Despite finding physical safety, the two women plunged into a deep depression, triggered by the deaths of their […]

Empowering women work program - Action Against Hunger Canada

Empowering women through work programs in Jordan

“To tell you the truth”, says Sameera, “I found myself in this project”. Sameera Al Salaam is from the city of Nawa, Syria. Before fleeing to Jordan, Sameera lived a comfortable life with her husband, a construction worker, and their two children, Sajeda and Ali. “In my house, I had a little garden and a […]

Hawa with help from community health workers - Action Against Hunger

Recovering from malnutrition: 1-year-old Hawa Keita’s story

Photo: Toby Madden for Action Against Hunger, Mali   We did not know why she was crying and we did not know it was an illness. Little 1-year-old Hawa and her twin brother Adama live in a village in rural Mali. Hawa is recovering from severe acute malnutrition, which was spotted and diagnosed by an […]

Work program/Argent Contre Travail - Action Against Hunger

Empowering Women and Uniting Communities in Jordan

Photo: Salam Naqaresh working on her sewing machine. Freya Dowson for Action Against Hunger. Since the onset of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, approximately 660,000 people have fled Syria and registered as refugees in Jordan. Due to the constant influx of people from across the border, refugees and Jordanians alike have been struggling with […]

7 years of conflict in Syria: 7-year-old refugees who dream of home

Photo: Syrian refugees in Jordan. Action Against Hunger, Jordan   Seven years ago, the devastating conflict in Syria began. Today, thousands of children, like 7-year-old Kafaá shown below, have lived their entire lives with their country at war.  Millions of Syrians have been displaced — more than half of them are children. Some, born as refugees, have never even seen the country their parents […]