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Amid Hunger and Violence, Indigenous Guatemalans Look for a Way Out

Action Against Hunger is helping fight food insecurity in Guatemala through the creation of local seed banks Earlier this year, Canadian journalist Sally Armstrong visited an Action Against Hunger project in Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Here, the Indigenous Mayan population is struggling against the combined pressures of widespread crop failure and brutal gang violence, driving thousands from […]

Dealing with Covid-19 Yemen - Action Against Hunger

Yemen: Dealing with COVID-19

A young girl collects water at an Action Against Hunger water point. Years of conflict and fighting make countries like Yemen more vulnerable to diseases like COVID-19. Communities who have already had to leave everything behind to keep their families safe are now facing a new, silent threat. For Yemen, coping with COVID-19 with a […]

Beirut Explosion - Action Against Hunger

Thousands Left Homeless & in Need of Food and Water After Beirut Explosion

Buildings are in ruin due to the recent explosion in Beirut, Lebanon. The August 4 explosion in the port of Beirut has disrupted basic water and sanitation services in many of the city’s neighborhoods, including Burj Hammoud, Jdeideh, Sin El Fil, Jal el Dib, and Zalka. More than half of the city’s hospitals report equipment […]

COVID-19 Appeal - Action Against Hunger

Global hunger rises for fourth consecutive year

Following the publication of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 Report by the UN Food and Agriculture Agency (FAO), Action Against Hunger is alarmed by the steady rise in the number of people suffering from hunger, a terrible toll that the COVID-19 pandemic will further exacerbate. In 2019, an estimated […]

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“I Thought She Would Never Get Better”

Ahada with her 13-month-old daughter Suldana. Photo: Ibrahim Jirow for Action Against Hunger, Somalia. Ahada was alarmed when her 13-month-old daughter Suldana fell sick with a high fever and started losing weight rapidly. “When I saw my daughter’s health state, despair and desolation troubled my soul,” she remembers. Seeing her condition worsen as the days […]

COVID-19 Latin America - Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger Warns of Rising Hunger in Latin America Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Action Against Hunger team members demonstrating proper hygiene techniques. “Latin America is facing an unprecedented hunger crisis as a result of the pandemic,” said Benedetta Lettera, our Desk Manager in Latin America. “It is a perfect storm, with a major health crisis, accompanied by a socioeconomic crisis, with a grassroots situation that was complex even […]