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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 […]

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Empowering Women and Uniting Communities in Jordan

Photo: Salam Naqaresh working on her sewing machine. Freya Dowson for Action Against Hunger. Since the onset of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, approximately 660,000 people have fled Syria and registered as refugees in Jordan. Due to the constant influx of people from across the border, refugees and Jordanians alike have been struggling with […]

Update on Cyclone Idai: Child receiving clean water

Update on our Cyclone Idai response

Photo: Distribution of Water in Beira, Mozambique. Photo by Guillaume Matthieu.    Cyclone Idai’s lingering effects Cyclone Idai has passed, but its impact is far from over. Mozambique has been devastated by the cyclone and now faces the added pressure of a cholera epidemic. Zimbabwe was also hit hard by Cyclone Idai and has been […]

Reducing Risk of Cholera With Clean Water

After Cyclone Idai, Mozambique faces a new emergency: cholera

Cyclone survivors in Mozambique collect water Damage from Cyclone Idai   Cyclone Idai struck Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique last month. The catastrophic flooding has impacted all three countries, but Mozambique has taken the brunt of the devastation.  According to the latest numbers from the Government of Mozambique, 1,000 people have lost their lives, 146,000 people […]

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World Water Day 2019: Leave no one behind

Together, we must guarantee everyone has access to clean, safe, and affordable water. It’s a basic human right. World Water Day, marked each year on March 22, is an opportunity to celebrate the immense progress made to improve access to clean water: between 1990 and 2015, 2.3 billion people gained access to a better, safer […]

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Sulawesi three months on: a mother and a daughter’s story

Two-Year-Old Dewi was pulled out of the sinking ground when the earthquake hit her village in Sulawesi It has been more than three months since the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck the island of Sulawesi and families are slowly starting to piece together their lives. On 28th September 2018, over 2,000 lives were lost and over 70,000 […]