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Coronavirus/CODVID-19 - Action Against Hunger

Coronavirus: how Action Against Hunger is responding to the pandemic

Photo: Daniel Burgui for Action Against Hunger, Philippines At Action Against Hunger, we take the threat of coronavirus/COVID-19 very seriously and have put measures in place to protect the health and safety of our staff and people in the communities that we serve around the world. Based on guidance from Health Canada, the Centre for […]

Lebanese refugee camp Medina - Action Against Hunger

Longing for home: harsh winters in a Lebanese refugee camp

“We are only trying to protect ourselves from the freezing cold during the winter. We hope to be able to return to our home.” Winter has returned to Aarsal, Lebanon – a town close to the eastern border with Syria. For many refugees in their ninth year away from home, the biting wind and endless […]

International Women's Day 2020 - Action Against Hunger Canada

Not your average influencer: these women save lives in Somalia

Female community influencers are working to promote and improve health for both mothers and children. Photo: Fardosa Hussein for Action Against Hunger, Somalia. International Women’s Day serves as a reminder of the important achievements of women in the fight for equal rights, but also of their crucial role in fostering change in their communities. In […]

Locust Swarm East Africa - Action Against Hunger Canada

13 million face hunger crisis, as locusts swarm East Africa

Locusts devour crops, hitting vulnerable families the hardest. Photo by: Sven Torfinn, FAO. For months last year, no rain fell – few crops were planted. Families across East Africa did what they could to survive, despite food and water shortages. Then, suddenly, the rains came all at once, in floods that swept away harvests and […]

World Day Social Justice - Action Against Hunger

On World Day of Social Justice, we ask: why women eat last and least?

Women and children participating in a culinary demonstration held by local Action Against Hunger staff. Photo: Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger, Senegal. According to the United Nations, 60% of the world’s undernourished population are women. The Food and Agriculture Organization, in its 2019 report on food insecurity and nutrition in the world, indicated that […]

Drought Dries Up Wells in Eastern Kenya, Exacerbating Child Malnutrition

Villagers digging a well in Kobesa. Photo: Joan Nduta for Action Against Hunger, Kenya Water and food shortages are rampant; Action Against Hunger is working to provide lifesaving hunger treatment Kobesa, a community in Isiolo County, in eastern Kenya, is remote and arid. In the past several months, a worsening drought has led to significant […]