Monthly Archives: November 2019

A little town with a glimmer of hope in the fight against hunger

Demberie and one of her children in front of their home. Photo by: Lys Arango During the 1980s, northern Ethiopia was immersed in one of the worst humanitarian crises in history: “A biblical famine in the twentieth century,” says Michael Buerk, reporter for the BBC while documenting those scenes of death and despair in the […]

Statement: Danny Glenwright, Executive Director of Action Against Hunger, joins CanWaCH board of directors.

Toronto, November 27, 2019 — Action Against Hunger Canada is excited to share that Executive Director Danny Glenwright has joined the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) board of directors. CanWaCH is a proud membership of more than 100 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academic institutions, health professional associations and individuals partnering to improve health […]

Did you know GBV is a cause and consequence of hunger?

Gender-based violence is a pervasive protection and human rights issue that is often exacerbated during and after humanitarian emergencies. While the existence of gender-based violence may be extremely difficult to document in any given emergency, research has shown that incidences of gender-based violence are under-reported and occur regardless of the presence or absence of evidence. […]

40 Years Leading the Fight Against Hunger

In 1979, Action Against Hunger’s first intervention was launched to help Afghani refugees in Pakistan. This is a special month in Action Against Hunger’s history: it’s been 40 years since our founding. On November 15, 1979, a group of French academics, scientists, and doctors banded together to create a better way to deal with hunger. […]

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An Interview with an MHCP Worker in Gambella

Mary is a psychosocial worker for Action Against Hunger in Gambella, Ethiopia.   Action Against Hunger’s humanitarian workers are an integral part in carrying out our mission, which is to fight hunger and its root causes worldwide. Did you know that more than 95% of our staff are local to the countries in which they […]

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Robert’s Road to Recovery

Claudia is looking forward to celebrating her grandson Robert’s birthday. Just three months ago, she wasn’t sure if he would even make it this far: he nearly lost his life to severe acute malnutrition. She couldn’t bear to lose another child. Claudia’s daughter died tragically one week after Robert was born due to childbirth complications. […]