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15 aid agencies warn of humanitarian crisis in North-East Syria

Civilians at risk as violence escalates and humanitarian work is suspended Civilians in north-east Syria are at risk and humanitarian aid could be cut off following the launch of a new military operation in the area, leading aid agencies are warning. Reports from humanitarian responders on the ground say civilians are already on the move […]

Nigeria: Action Against Hunger Denounces the Execution of One of Six Hostages Kidnapped on 18 July

Paris, September 25, 2019 – The armed group holding captive an employee of Action Against Hunger, two drivers and three health ministry personnel, have executed a hostage. Action Against Hunger condemns in the strongest terms this assassination and urgently calls for the release of the hostages, reminding them that they were present in the north-east […]

Action Against Hunger announces recipient of the inaugural Humanitarian Champion Award

Toronto, September 23, 2019 – Action Against Hunger, a leading international organization that fights hunger and its root causes, today announced that its former Board Chair Colleen Mahoney will be awarded its inaugural Humanitarian Champion Award. Action Against Hunger’s Board of Directors launched the award this year to honour individuals who have made significant contributions […]

Nigeria: Following the Forced Closure of its Offices in Borno and Yobe States, Action Against Hunger Strongly Rejects Accusations of Supporting Terrorist Groups

Paris, September 24th, 2019 – On 18 September, Action Against Hunger was ordered by the Nigerian Army to close its main offices in Borno and Yobe states, north eastern Nigeria. This decision, given without notice, has put into jeopardy the vital assistance that Action Against Hunger is providing to millions of people across Borno and […]

Nigeria: Action Against Hunger forced to close its office in Maiduguri

Paris, September 19th, 2019 – Action Against Hunger has been ordered, on Wednesday September 18th, by Nigerian army soldiers to close its main office in Maiduguri, Borno state, northeastern Nigeria. This decision without notice and without any explanation jeopardizes the assistance Action Against Hunger is providing to the most vulnerable in Borno State and halts, […]

Action Against Hunger staff members killed in violence in Gambella, Ethiopia

With deep sadness, Action Against Hunger has confirmed that two of our colleagues were killed in the Gambella region of Ethiopia early this morning. Team members were in transit from our 24-hour pediatric Nutrition Stabilization Center inside the Nguenyyiel Refugee camp when they were ambushed by armed individuals. Two employees were killed at the scene. […]