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Onome Ako WXN Annoucement

Women’s Executive Network Names Onome Ako One Of Canada’s Most Powerful Women Of 2021

TORONTO, Oct. 25, 2021 – Today, Onome Ako, CEO of Action Against Hunger, has been named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN). The announcement was made today as part of 2021 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award, which spans the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and recognizes outstanding […]

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Action Against Hunger Canada names Onome Ako as Chief Executive Officer

Toronto, Ontario (June 16, 2021) – Action Against Hunger Canada’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Onome Ako as Chief Executive Officer effective August 23, 2021. In addition to providing leadership and direction, her mandate is to develop a new five-year strategy to accelerate and diversify Action Against Hunger Canada’s revenue […]

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Afghans Must Not Be Punished by Political Agendas

Photo credit: Meryl Curtat for Action Against Hunger, Afghanistan In Afghanistan, the current humanitarian and political crisis is driving food prices beyond the reach of many; one-third of the population already faces critical levels of food insecurity. Action Against Hunger urges the international community to step up and immediately support the humanitarian and development response, […]

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Civil Society Statement on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict (2021)

Over the past year, anniversaries of the conflicts in Syria, Libya, Yemen, and new outbreaks of violence elsewhere, have served as grim reminders of the international community’s lack of meaningful progress to uphold their commitments to protect civilians in armed conflict. The COVID-19 pandemic has interacted with new, ongoing, and protracted conflicts, exacerbating existing inequalities […]

Open Letter on Famine Prevention

An open letter to States and their Leaders from the civil society organisations working with and for the 270 million people facing hunger, starvation or famine all over the world. Every day, we bear witness to suffering and resilience. In Yemen, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Burkina Faso, DRC, Honduras, Venezuela, Nigeria, Haiti, CAR, Uganda, Zimbabwe, […]

Action against Hunger condemns the new wave of violence in Damasak, Nigeria leaving thousands of people without vital assistance.

Last weekend, non-state armed groups attacked civilians and aid facilities in Damasak, in the northeast of Nigeria. The hospital and the stabilisation center where children affected with severe acute malnutrition are treated, along with NGO offices and aid workers’ homes were targeted and destroyed. Action Against Hunger denounces in the strongest terms this new wave […]