Monthly Archives: April 2019

Saving Lives Mental Health - Action Against Hunger Canada

Meet Luz Tamara, the school janitor who saves lives

Photo: Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger. Luz Tamara Angulo was cleaning toilets in the Mi Pequeño Sol de Lima school when she heard screams coming from the classroom. She ran toward the noise and found a five-year-old boy named Thiago on the floor. As his teacher watched in panic, Thiago was having a series […]

Food Insecurity and Malnutrition Action Against Hunger

New guidelines to enhance food insecurity and malnutrition analysis including in areas with no humanitarian access

Photo: Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger, South Sudan.   Rome, Italy, 25 April 2019 – New global guidelines published by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) today will further hone food security and nutrition analysis processes for better and more actionable information during humanitarian crises. After thorough consultations, food security and nutrition experts […]

Health Worker Supervisor Ibrahim Sangare - Action Against Hunger

Meet Ibrahim, Our Health Worker Supervisor

This is Ibrahim Sangare. For four years, he has been supervising community health workers in the Kita region of Mali. He visits remote, hard-to-reach villages, where health workers have been trained by Action Against Hunger to spot and treat malnutrition.   Challenges to healthcare access in remote communities Some villages in the Kita region are […]

Gender Equality - Action Against Hunger

Joint Humanitarian Civil Society Statement on Canada’s Policy for Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action

On April 13, 2019, Canada introduced its new policy on gender equality in humanitarian action. The following is a joint response by Canadian civil society organizations active in humanitarian response, welcoming the new policy and looking forward to its implementation. As Canadian humanitarian agencies working to save lives, uphold human rights, and empower people, particularly […]

Update on Cyclone Idai: Child receiving clean water

Update on our Cyclone Idai response

Photo: Distribution of Water in Beira, Mozambique. Photo by Guillaume Matthieu.    Cyclone Idai’s lingering effects Cyclone Idai has passed, but its impact is far from over. Mozambique has been devastated by the cyclone and now faces the added pressure of a cholera epidemic. Zimbabwe was also hit hard by Cyclone Idai and has been […]

Reducing Risk of Cholera With Clean Water

After Cyclone Idai, Mozambique faces a new emergency: cholera

Cyclone survivors in Mozambique collect water Damage from Cyclone Idai   Cyclone Idai struck Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique last month. The catastrophic flooding has impacted all three countries, but Mozambique has taken the brunt of the devastation.  According to the latest numbers from the Government of Mozambique, 1,000 people have lost their lives, 146,000 people […]