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Planting Seeds of Hope in Uganda

Women farmers earn income and gain confidence. In Uganda’s Kiryandongo settlement, more than 65,000 refugees, primarily from South Sudan, have established temporary homes. Approximately 1.4 million refugees live in Uganda overall and about 85% of them are women and children. As part of Uganda’s progressive refugee policy, each refugee is given a small plot of […]

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World Refugee Day: COVID-19 Exacerbates the Living Situation for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Reem, a mother of three, has been living in a refugee camp since 2014.  This Saturday, June 20 is World Refugee Day. 80% of the world’s refugee population lives in low- and middle-income countries, where health infrastructures are often less developed or less available. The consequences of countries’ containment measures can have devastating effects on […]

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Fighting Coronavirus Around the World

COVID-19 has affected nearly every country in the world, and no community has been prepared to deal with the pandemic. Coronavirus, high rates of serious malnutrition, low access to basic water, sanitation and hygiene services, and weak health systems are a deadly combination in many developing countries. Around the world, we’re responding to this pandemic, […]

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In their words: community health workers fight COVID-19

Action Against Hunger community health workers teach mothers about proper techniques for social distancing. When a child in Mali contracts malaria, community health workers are often the first to identify the illness. When a mother in Tanzania wants to improve their child’s diet, they turn to a community health volunteer. And when a parent in […]

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Latin America: COVID-19 could push 29 million more people into poverty

Action Against Hunger volunteers and field workers in Colombia. Photo: Dennis Zevallos for Action Against Hunger, Peru. For much of Latin America, the hunger caused by the coronavirus pandemic is feared more than the disease itself. “This is a region where one in three people faced food insecurity even before the first appearance of COVID-19 […]

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“The Fight is Never Over”

How Maryam, a child psychologist in Niger, saved the lives of malnourished triplets and helped their mother find new ways to support her family. Photo: Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger, Niger. In Niger, more than 2.6 million people suffer from food insecurity. Poverty, hunger, and climate shocks all directly affect farmers and herders there. […]