Monthly Archives: January 2020

Taal Volcano Philippines - Action Against Hunger

Philippines Emergency: Responding to the Taal Volcano Eruption

The January 12 eruption of the Taal Volcano – the second most active in the Philippines – dropped ash and volcanic materials upon dozens of towns and villages, affecting 459,300 people on the island of Luzon and forcing 70,413 people to evacuate to 300 shelters in the provinces of Batangas, Cavite, and Laguna. Action Against […]

Drought Dries Up Wells in Eastern Kenya, Exacerbating Child Malnutrition

Villagers digging a well in Kobesa. Photo: Joan Nduta for Action Against Hunger, Kenya Water and food shortages are rampant; Action Against Hunger is working to provide lifesaving hunger treatment Kobesa, a community in Isiolo County, in eastern Kenya, is remote and arid. In the past several months, a worsening drought has led to significant […]

Displaced Moms Refugees Iraq - Action Against Hunger

Displaced Moms Find a Way to Rebuild

With psychological counselling and training from Action Against Hunger, mothers find strength, start businesses, and support their families. Photo: Sébastien Duijndam for Action Against Hunger, Iraq   In northern Iraq, golden hills and distant mountains simmer in hazy heat. Poverty, vulnerability, and unemployment affect nearly everyone here: local host communities, displaced Iraqis, and refugees from […]

Statement: Action Against Hunger calls for the immediate release of Grace Taku

Paris, 16 January 2020 – Action Against Hunger welcomes the release of the five aid workers kidnapped in northeast Nigeria on December 22, 2019. Despite this positive news, we remain extremely concerned for the life of Grace Taku, who has been held hostage since July 18, 2019. Action Against Hunger calls for her immediate release. […]

Haiti earthquake 10 years later - Action Against Hunger

10 Years On: Haiti’s Devastating Earthquake

Action Against Hunger staff member looks out over tents where displaced families live. On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, killing an estimated 220,000 people, injuring 300,000 and displacing 1.5 million people from their homes. The quake destroyed infrastructure, caused a deep economic recession, and led to the country’s first […]

Haiti Cholera Prevention - Action Against Hunger

10 Years Later: Action Against Hunger Leads Cholera Prevention in Haiti

Action Against Hunger leads cholera prevention in areas hardest-hit by epidemic. Photo: Christophe Da Silva for Action Against Hunger On Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 – almost a decade ago, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake had just destroyed much of Haiti. Over 3 million people were affected by the earthquake. At that time, Trazillio Mazard a lab […]