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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Severe snow rain and wind Action Against Hunger

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 […]

Syrian Refugee Action Against Hunger

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. […]

Earthquake and tsunami relief Action Against Hunger

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 […]

flee for safety Action Against Hunger

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 […]