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Monthly Archives: June 2019

GUÉRIR DE LA MALNUTRITION - Action contre la Faim

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Government of Canada Investment in Women's Health - Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger commends the Government of Canada for its investment in global women’s health.

Toronto, ON, June 4, 2019 — Canada continues to be at the forefront of international assistance by advancing the health and rights of women, adolescents and children around the globe with a ten-year, $1.4 billion annual investment starting in 2023. The new funding, announced today as part of the Women Deliver 2019 conference taking place this week in Vancouver, formally recognizes the […]