Yearly Archives: 2020

Food for Action - Action Against Hunger

We surpassed our fundraising goal! Thank you for making Food for Action: Home Edition a success

Food for Action: Home Edition 2020 ended this week, and we’re happy to report that it was a great success! Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, we surpassed our fundraising goal and raised over $40,000 to support our COVID-19 response. These funds will provide the vulnerable communities we serve with lifesaving medical and personal […]

maternity care - Action Against Hunger

Better Maternity Care Means Healthier Babies and Happier Mothers in Kenya

Hildah with her baby son in Kenya. On an evening in July, Hildah went to the Kitale County Referral Hospital in western Kenya complaining of abdominal pain. Two hours later, she was a new mother. Hildah’s labour was short but difficult. “I was in a lot of pain, and I was afraid,” she said. Her […]

World Food Programme – 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

The announcement of the World Food Programme as the winner of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize is a major achievement in the global fight against hunger. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the WFP and are so proud to be a strong, long-time partner of this incredible organization. Action Against Hunger and the WFP share […]

Healthcare worker - Action Against Hunger

“My priority is to save lives.” How one Mogadishu doctor is responding to COVID-19

Dr. Mustaf Yusef at the Hodan Stabilization Centre The COVID-19 pandemic has had an alarming impact on health and food systems worldwide, particularly in areas already struggling with chronic food insecurity. In Somalia, protracted conflict and drought have forced millions from their homes. Malnutrition levels, particularly among young children, have skyrocketed. Action Against Hunger provides […]

Working to end gender-based violence - Action Against Hunger

How we’re working to end gender-based violence in emergencies

Danny Glenwright at the virtual roundtable side event – United Nations General Assembly 2020 Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is both a cause and a consequence of hunger. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated GBV and its effects in many ways – from girls being pushed into early marriage or sex work so they have food to eat, […]

Indigenous Guatemalan - Action Against Hunger

Amid Hunger and Violence, Indigenous Guatemalans Look for a Way Out

Action Against Hunger is helping fight food insecurity in Guatemala through the creation of local seed banks Earlier this year, Canadian journalist Sally Armstrong visited an Action Against Hunger project in Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Here, the Indigenous Mayan population is struggling against the combined pressures of widespread crop failure and brutal gang violence, driving thousands from […]