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Monthly Archives: March 2021

Starvation in Yemen - Action Against Hunger

In Yemen, an Entire Generation is Starving

The conflict in Yemen, now entering its seventh year, has taken a devastating human toll – 233,000 people have died, more than half from indirect causes including lack of food and healthcare. For four years, Yemen has been the site of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. The country is now on the brink of famine. […]

Rohingya Fires - Action Against Hunger

10,000 Rohingya refugee families affected by massive fires in Cox’s Bazar

We stand in solidarity with the 10,000 Rohingya refugee families affected by the massive fires in Kutapalong Camp in Cox’s Bazar Bangladesh. The humanitarian community and the Government of Bangladesh have worked together tirelessly to support those affected by the blaze on March 22, 2021. The fire wreaked havoc in the densely packed refugee camps […]

Rohinya Fire - Bangladesh - Action Against Hunger

Devastating Fires in Rohingya Refugee Camps Demonstrate Continued Need for Immediate Emergency Assistance and Protection

Massive fires swept through the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh on March 22. Action Against Hunger is deeply concerned about the impact of the fires on top of daily challenges faced by Rohingya refugees. After nearly four years living in overcrowded camps, hundreds of thousands of refugees face a more precarious and uncertain […]

Wash teams - Action Against Hunger

How Action Against Hunger’s WASH teams are bringing health and dignity to Ghor Province

Children gathered at a community water point. Photo: Sandra Calligaro for Action Against Hunger, Afghanistan Until recently, residents of Afghanistan’s Ghor province struggled to access safe drinking water. Decades of heavy armed conflict combined with widespread poverty and displacement have left many villages in Ghor without adequate water or sanitation infrastructure. A rapid needs assessment […]

Recovery from malnutrition - Action Against Hunger

How a Community Health Approach helped Nazanin Recover from Malnutrition

A healthcare worker assesses a child’s nutrition status using a MUAC band. Photo credit: Sandra Calligaro for Action Against Hunger, Afghanistan. Nazanin was 17 months old when her health took a rapid turn for the worse. She became feverish, stopped eating and suffered from frequent diarrhea. “I tried to give my daughter some medication I […]

10 Years Conflict Syria - Action Against Hunger Canada

After 10 Years of Conflict, 60% of Syria’s Population Struggles to Feed Themselves

Photo by Action Against Hunger, Syria. As Syria marks its tenth year of conflict, 13.4 million people – 75% of the country’s population – are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance, a 20% increase from 2020. The cost of the basic food basket has increased by 250% in the last year and is beyond the […]