Monthly Archives: May 2021

Breastfeeding Room Kenya - Action Against Hunger

Promoting breastfeeding to enhance maternal and child health in Kenya

The breastfeeding room at Kapenguria Referral Hospital. Photo: Elphas Ngugi for Action Against Hunger, Kenya. Throughout the day, Jane Muthoni visits the dedicated breastfeeding room at Kapenguria Referral Hospital in West Pokot, Kenya to feed her 10-month old son. The facility provides a comfortable and convenient space for hospital staff to breastfeed during working hours […]

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Civil Society Statement on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict (2021)

Over the past year, anniversaries of the conflicts in Syria, Libya, Yemen, and new outbreaks of violence elsewhere, have served as grim reminders of the international community’s lack of meaningful progress to uphold their commitments to protect civilians in armed conflict. The COVID-19 pandemic has interacted with new, ongoing, and protracted conflicts, exacerbating existing inequalities […]

COVID-19 India - Action Against Hunger

Helping India breathe again requires coming together as Canadians

We’ve all seen or heard about it by now — India collectively struggling to breathe under the latest crushing wave of COVID-19. Sons and daughters running between hospitals, trying to find a bed for a sick parent. Family members taking to social media to find an oxygen tank as a loved one gasps for breath. […]

enabler project - Action Against Hunger

How an entrepreneurial mindset and training from Action Against Hunger helped Lucy’s business blossom

Lucy in her garden with her granddaughter. Photo: Action Against Hunger, Uganda Several years ago, Lucy Lakello and her family arrived in the Kiryandongo settlement in northern Uganda after fleeing violent conflict at home in South Sudan. Since the conflict began, nearly a million South Sudanese – mainly women and children – have fled to […]

COVID- 19 India - Action Against Hunger Canada

Second COVID-19 Wave Hits India

Photo: Sajjad Hussain/AFP via Getty Images Across India, there are long lines outside of hospitals, mass cremations in improvised crematoria, people afraid, sick, and mourning. These are the signs of a health system on the brink of collapse. With nearly 400,000 cases newly reported in the past seven days, the second wave of COVID-19 in […]