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gender inequality and gender-based violence trainings - Action Against Hunger

Engaging with the Referral System as Nutrition Actors: Regional Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Trainings

At Action Against Hunger, we are committed to tackling the root causes of gender inequality and gender-based violence. We know that gender inequality and gender-based violence are both a cause and consequence of hunger and have deep impacts on the lives of the people we work with. Our organization’s dedicated Gender Unit supports our commitment […]

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Open letter: discourse on refugees and migrants in upcoming elections

To the leaders of all federal political parties, We are writing because we are concerned about how refugees and migrants in Canada may be characterized during the upcoming federal election campaign. We welcome thoughtful discussion on complex issues related to migration, and recognize that there are many legitimate perspectives. We are also conscious that refugees […]

Migration and misery for Reena and the Sahariya

Children of the Sahariya tribe, India. Photo by Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger. 14 years ago, Reena was born on a riverbank in India, where her family was working in the sand business. What should have been a joyous occasion turned quickly into tragedy when Reena’s mother suffered a postpartum haemorrhage. There were no […]

Women in Marawi - Action Against Hunger Canada

Marawi: Women under siege

May 23rd, 2017 marked the first day of the 5-month battle of Marawi in the Philippines. It began when the Philippine army tried to capture Isnilon Hapilon, the head of a southern militia who swore allegiance to the Islamic State. During those five months of bloodshed, more than 360,000 people fled their homes. Even if the city was “liberated” in […]

clean water and sanitation - Action Against Hunger

The Ripple Effects of Improved Access to Water and Sanitation

In rural southwestern Somalia, new latrines and wells are helping to reduce malnutrition, water-borne diseases, and gender-based violence. In southwestern Somalia, access to clean water and latrines is a rare luxury. Prolonged conflict and drought have forced thousands of people to flee their homes in search of safety, and too many find themselves in areas […]

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Recovering from malnutrition: 1-year-old Hawa Keita’s story

Photo: Toby Madden for Action Against Hunger, Mali   We did not know why she was crying and we did not know it was an illness. Little 1-year-old Hawa and her twin brother Adama live in a village in rural Mali. Hawa is recovering from severe acute malnutrition, which was spotted and diagnosed by an […]