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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 […]

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 […]

Haiti Hunger Food Aid - Action Against Hunger Canada

Alarming New Hunger Levels in Haiti: 1 in 3 People Urgently Need Food Aid

Rising political unrest and violence hamper access to aid With mounting violent unrest and pressure for President Jovenel Moïs to step down, 35 percent of the Haitian population – 3.67 million people – is now in urgent need of emergency food assistance. In a statement, Action Against Hunger’s Country Director in Haiti, Cedric Piriou said: […]

A little town with a glimmer of hope in the fight against hunger

Demberie and one of her children in front of their home. Photo by: Lys Arango During the 1980s, northern Ethiopia was immersed in one of the worst humanitarian crises in history: “A biblical famine in the twentieth century,” says Michael Buerk, reporter for the BBC while documenting those scenes of death and despair in the […]

Did you know GBV is a cause and consequence of hunger?

Gender-based violence is a pervasive protection and human rights issue that is often exacerbated during and after humanitarian emergencies. While the existence of gender-based violence may be extremely difficult to document in any given emergency, research has shown that incidences of gender-based violence are under-reported and occur regardless of the presence or absence of evidence. […]