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#AidforAfghanistan Coalition of 18 organizations responds to government plan to amend Criminal Code

March 9, 2023 (OTTAWA) – The Canadian government introduced Bill C-41, amending the Criminal Code to allow Canadian aid organizations to provide humanitarian support in Afghanistan without the fear of criminal prosecution. This is a critical and important step toward protecting the ability of humanitarian organizations to provide neutral and impartial aid in Afghanistan and […]

The World Faces a 53% Shortfall in Funds for Hunger Programs, Finds 2023 Hunger Funding Gap Report

While Famine Looms, War in Ukraine Reduced the Percentage of Fully-Funded Hunger Programs in 2022, According to Action Against Hunger Only 47% of hunger funding needs through the UN humanitarian system are met, leaving a hunger funding gap of 53%, according to the Action Against Hunger 2023 Hunger Funding Gap Report. Released today, the analysis […]

Ukraine – One Year of War and Disastrous Humanitarian Consequences

Toronto, 24 February 2023 – One year ago, Russia launched a major military offensive into Ukraine. Each day, civilians suffer, and international humanitarian law (IHL) is breached. Action Against Hunger calls for a political resolution to the conflict to end human suffering. The war has also given rise to significant concerns about global food security. […]

Responding to Urgent Needs in Türkiye and Syria

Action Against Hunger is prioritizing health, hygiene, food, and shelter support in the wake of devastating earthquakes TORONTO, ON – Feb. 15, 2023 – Within a few hours of the magnitude 7.8 and 7.5 earthquakes that shook southeastern Türkiye and northern Syria last week, Action Against Hunger mobilized to respond. “Right now, we are working […]

After Earthquakes Devastate Turkey and Syria, Action Against Hunger Deploys Emergency Team

© Elif Aysenur Bay / IHA Agency TORONTO, ON – Feb. 6, 2023 – A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck southeastern Turkey and northern Syria early the morning of February 6, 2023, followed by a 7.5 earthquake in central Turkey hours later. Preliminary estimates are that thousands of people have been killed or injured, and countless homes […]

As Hunger Rate Soar, New Forecast Warns Horn of Africa Faces Potential Sixth Failed Rainy Season

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA – February 2, 2023 – Action Against Hunger is raising the alarm about rising hunger rates as a new Climate Hazards Center forecast predicts a sixth consecutive failed rainy season in the Horn of Africa. Below-normal rains between March and May could further stress limited food and water supplies as, across the Horn […]