Monthly Archives: January 2019
Working against the clock in Lebanon to protect refugees from severe snow, rain and wind.
Snow storms Norma and Miriam have caused extensive damage over the last week: collapsed tents, blocked roads — all plunged deep under snow. Strong winds and abundant rain and snow have plagued the Bekaa Valley, where Action Against Hunger works. More than 350,000 Syrian refugees live in makeshift camps, and the number has increased since […]
Cold snap hits Lebanon; conditions worsen for Syrian refugees
On January 6, Winter Storm Norma brought heavy rain and snow, high winds, and frigid temperatures across Lebanon. Some areas were affected by floods, erosion, and heavy snowfall. In Bekaa Valley, where more than 340,000 Syrian refugees live, heavy rains have caused numerous floods, while snow has made road access difficult in more isolated areas. […]
Starved not starving: why is hunger on the rise?
1 in 9 people in the world today are affected by hunger and malnutrition, according to the UN’s latest annual report on global hunger. Over half of these people live in conflict-affected countries. Hunger and conflict are often intrinsically linked; while conflict creates hunger, hunger can also lead to conflict. The UN officially recognised the […]
Sulawesi three months on: a mother and a daughter’s story
Two-Year-Old Dewi was pulled out of the sinking ground when the earthquake hit her village in Sulawesi It has been more than three months since the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck the island of Sulawesi and families are slowly starting to piece together their lives. On 28th September 2018, over 2,000 lives were lost and over 70,000 […]
Nigeria: New attacks in Borno force more than 50,000 to flee
Action Against Hunger Launches Rapid Response to Help Newly Displaced in Monguno and Maiduguri. Photo: Action Against Hunger, Nigeria On December 26, non-state armed groups attacked a military base in Baga, Northeast Nigeria, forcing as many as 40,000 people to flee to safety in Monguno and more than 25,000 to flee to Maiduguri. Action […]