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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Statement on the aid convoy incident in Borno State, Nigeria

On Thursday 18 July, 2019, a convoy of vehicles was attacked on the road to Damasak, Borno state, Nigeria. One of the drivers was killed, while one Action Against Hunger staff member, two of the drivers and three health workers are missing. We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident as these are colleagues dedicated […]

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Engaging with the Referral System as Nutrition Actors: Regional Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Trainings

At Action Against Hunger, we are committed to tackling the root causes of gender inequality and gender-based violence. We know that gender inequality and gender-based violence are both a cause and consequence of hunger and have deep impacts on the lives of the people we work with. Our organization’s dedicated Gender Unit supports our commitment […]

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Open letter: discourse on refugees and migrants in upcoming elections

To the leaders of all federal political parties, We are writing because we are concerned about how refugees and migrants in Canada may be characterized during the upcoming federal election campaign. We welcome thoughtful discussion on complex issues related to migration, and recognize that there are many legitimate perspectives. We are also conscious that refugees […]

Migration and misery for Reena and the Sahariya

Children of the Sahariya tribe, India. Photo by Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger. 14 years ago, Reena was born on a riverbank in India, where her family was working in the sand business. What should have been a joyous occasion turned quickly into tragedy when Reena’s mother suffered a postpartum haemorrhage. There were no […]

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Marawi: Women under siege

May 23rd, 2017 marked the first day of the 5-month battle of Marawi in the Philippines. It began when the Philippine army tried to capture Isnilon Hapilon, the head of a southern militia who swore allegiance to the Islamic State. During those five months of bloodshed, more than 360,000 people fled their homes. Even if the city was “liberated” in […]

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 […]