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#AidforAfghanistan Coalition of 18 organizations responds to government plan to amend Criminal Code

March 9, 2023 (OTTAWA) – The Canadian government introduced Bill C-41, amending the Criminal Code to allow Canadian aid organizations to provide humanitarian support in Afghanistan without the fear of criminal prosecution. This is a critical and important step toward protecting the ability of humanitarian organizations to provide neutral and impartial aid in Afghanistan and […]

International Women’s Day: Action Against Hunger’s Afghan Women Workers Speak Out

Afghan women have long been deeply involved in the hard work of rebuilding their country, improving their communities, and helping create brighter futures for their families. Since the Taliban took power in August 2021, Afghan women have been increasingly excluded from the public sphere and society. First, secondary education was banned for women on March […]

Supporting Mental Health and Nutrition Needs of Earthquake Survivors in Türkiye and Syria

Last week, two earthquakes of magnitude 6.4 and 5.8 hit southeastern Türkiye near the border with Syria, just two weeks after twin earthquakes devastated the region and killed thousands. In the last few weeks alone, survivors have undergone more than 3,000 aftershocks. The destruction and death have resulted in severe trauma, and families struggle every […]

The World Faces a 53% Shortfall in Funds for Hunger Programs, Finds 2023 Hunger Funding Gap Report

While Famine Looms, War in Ukraine Reduced the Percentage of Fully-Funded Hunger Programs in 2022, According to Action Against Hunger Only 47% of hunger funding needs through the UN humanitarian system are met, leaving a hunger funding gap of 53%, according to the Action Against Hunger 2023 Hunger Funding Gap Report. Released today, the analysis […]

Improving women’s representation to address their health needs

Before the official launch of the ACT-Femmes project, a baseline study in the Tchologo region of Côte d’Ivoire was carried out by Action Against Hunger to assess the accessibility of basic social services available to women and adolescent girls in sexual and reproductive health, maternal and child health, neonatal health, and quality nutrition. The study […]

Ukraine – One Year of War and Disastrous Humanitarian Consequences

One year ago, Russia launched a major military offensive into Ukraine. Each day, civilians suffer, and international humanitarian law (IHL) is breached. Action Against Hunger calls for a political resolution to the conflict to end human suffering. The war has also given rise to significant concerns about global food security. For Action Against Hunger, it […]