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World Water Day 2019: Leave no one behind

Together, we must guarantee everyone has access to clean, safe, and affordable water. It’s a basic human right. World Water Day, marked each year on March 22, is an opportunity to celebrate the immense progress made to improve access to clean water: between 1990 and 2015, 2.3 billion people gained access to a better, safer […]

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Starved not starving: why is hunger on the rise?

1 in 9 people in the world today are affected by hunger and malnutrition, according to the UN’s latest annual report on global hunger. Over half of these people live in conflict-affected countries. Hunger and conflict are often intrinsically linked; while conflict creates hunger, hunger can also lead to conflict. The UN officially recognized the […]

International Women's Day Action Against Hunger

International Women’s Day 2019

International Women’s Day serves as a reminder of the important achievements of women in the fight for equal rights, as well as the marginalization and discrimination still endured by women throughout the world. At Action Against Hunger we believe that we must consider gender in our programs and foster a commitment to gender equality in […]

Measuring a nutrition crisis Action Against Hunger

Measuring a Nutrition Crisis: A data-driven approach to fighting hunger

Photo: Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger, South Sudan.   Two years ago this week, famine was declared in parts of South Sudan. Famine is a rare and specific technical classification of food insecurity, mortality, and malnutrition among populations. It is declared when the following criteria are met, among others: 1 in 5 households face […]

Venezuelans cross the Colombian border Action Against Hunger

25,000 Venezuelans cross the Colombian border every day

Photo: Simon Bolivar for Action Against Hunger, Colombia.   The flow of Venezuelans at the northeastern Colombian border city of Cúcuta is constant. “People come to buy food, medicines, hygiene items and basic goods, or to sell jewellery and other small technological goods – many women are even selling their hair,” says Luis Fernando Ramírez, […]

Year in photos 2018 Action Against Hunger

Year in photos: 2018

Photo: A woman washes her hand at a latrine built with support from Global Affairs Canada. Photo by Fardosa Hussein for Action Against Hunger, Somalia. To wrap up this year’s International Development Week, we chose some of our favourite photos that celebrate how Canadian aid is making a difference around the world. These photos inspire […]