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How Community Engagement Is Building A Brighter Future For Refugees

Douaa, a volunteer with Action Against Hunger. Photo: Maria Klenner for Action Against Hunger Douaa El Mahmoud is a Syrian refugee who works with Action Against Hunger Lebanon. She conducts hygiene promotion sessions in the informal tented settlement in Baaloul, in the Bekaa Valley. Douaa has helped the community adopt healthy hygiene practices. Her volunteer experience […]

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Solar Panel Restores Pipes and Renews Hope

Photo: Brian Kimanthi for Action Against Hunger, Kenya Article by: Carolyne Shander and Mary Okello for Action Against Hunger, Kenya Access to safe and adequate water is a major challenge for the residents of Chesoyow village in West Pokot County, Kenya. Families and their livestock primarily depend on water sourced from underground boreholes, because rainfall […]

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Committed to Change: One Woman Leads a Community to Health

Nyanut Kuan at the new borehole built by Action Against Hunger. Photo: Peter Caton for Action Against Hunger, South Sudan. Article by: Susan Martinez Community members in Baackuel village, South Sudan, have just elected their first water committee leader. Nyanut Kuan earned the votes of her neighbours to oversee and maintain their new clean water […]

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Philippines Emergency: Responding to the Taal Volcano Eruption

The January 12 eruption of the Taal Volcano – the second most active in the Philippines – dropped ash and volcanic materials upon dozens of towns and villages, affecting 459,300 people on the island of Luzon and forcing 70,413 people to evacuate to 300 shelters in the provinces of Batangas, Cavite, and Laguna. Action Against […]

Clean water and better health in Yemen

In the small village of Al Gaza’ in Yemen, war and conflict have devastated the community. Although difficult, life before the war was still somewhat comfortable. Back then, some services, such as water and sanitation, were not yet available but residents were able to buy water that was trucked in. Construction of a water network […]

The Ripple Effects of Improved Access to Water and Sanitation

In rural southwestern Somalia, new latrines and wells are helping to reduce malnutrition, water-borne diseases, and gender-based violence. In southwestern Somalia, access to clean water and latrines is a rare luxury. Prolonged conflict and drought have forced thousands of people to flee their homes in search of safety, and too many find themselves in areas […]