Monthly Archives: September 2019

Kolom, part of the cash program - Action Against Hunger

The smell of porridge and a sense of belonging

Kolom Abbas, 25, is a mother to three young children. She and her family were displaced by the prolonged conflict in Northeast Nigeria. For nine years, the conflict between the Nigerian government and local insurgency has been tearing apart Northeast Nigeria. Nearly 27,000 people have been killed and more than two million have been displaced […]

Nigeria: Action Against Hunger Denounces the Execution of One of Six Hostages Kidnapped on 18 July

Paris, September 25, 2019 – The armed group holding captive an employee of Action Against Hunger, two drivers and three health ministry personnel, have executed a hostage. Action Against Hunger condemns in the strongest terms this assassination and urgently calls for the release of the hostages, reminding them that they were present in the north-east […]

Action Against Hunger announces recipient of the inaugural Humanitarian Champion Award

Toronto, September 23, 2019 – Action Against Hunger, a leading international organization that fights hunger and its root causes, today announced that its former Board Chair Colleen Mahoney will be awarded its inaugural Humanitarian Champion Award. Action Against Hunger’s Board of Directors launched the award this year to honour individuals who have made significant contributions […]

Nigeria: Following the Forced Closure of its Offices in Borno and Yobe States, Action Against Hunger Strongly Rejects Accusations of Supporting Terrorist Groups

Paris, September 24th, 2019 – On 18 September, Action Against Hunger was ordered by the Nigerian Army to close its main offices in Borno and Yobe states, north eastern Nigeria. This decision, given without notice, has put into jeopardy the vital assistance that Action Against Hunger is providing to millions of people across Borno and […]

Water trucking in Somalia - Action Against Hunger Canada

“No Water and No Harvest”

In drought-stricken Somalia, Action Against Hunger is trucking water to communities, treating malnourished children, and working with families to prevent hunger. “There is no water and no harvest,” says Amina Mukhtar as she loads water onto her donkey cart with the help of her son. This is the same story you will hear from nearly […]

Nigeria: Action Against Hunger forced to close its office in Maiduguri

Paris, September 19th, 2019 – Action Against Hunger has been ordered, on Wednesday September 18th, by Nigerian army soldiers to close its main office in Maiduguri, Borno state, northeastern Nigeria. This decision without notice and without any explanation jeopardizes the assistance Action Against Hunger is providing to the most vulnerable in Borno State and halts, […]