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DR Congo aid is needed - Action Against Hunger

Lean season in DR Congo: aid agencies fear for hundreds of thousands in desperate need

Hundreds of thousands of people who have fled their homes in the Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of Congo are in desperate need of food, water, shelter and medicines, 11 aid agencies warned today. Five months on from a resurgence of horrendous violence the agencies said that people are dying every day from preventable […]

North East Syria - Action Against Hunger

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 […]

Humanitarian Response Network - Action Against Hunger

Joint HRN Heads of Agency Statement: Working Together in the Humanitarian-Development-Peace-Nexus

On September 30, 2019, members of the Humanitarian Response Network of Canada (HRN) met in Montreal at the HRN Heads of Agency Meeting (HoA), an annual event that convenes Executive Directors and CEOs of HRN members, their senior humanitarian staff, and Government of Canada representatives to discuss their collective experiences in humanitarian response. At the […]

Kolom, part of the cash program - Action Against Hunger

The smell of porridge and a sense of belonging

Kolom Abbas, 25, is a mother to three young children. She and her family were displaced by the prolonged conflict in Northeast Nigeria. For nine years, the conflict between the Nigerian government and local insurgency has been tearing apart Northeast Nigeria. Nearly 27,000 people have been killed and more than two million have been displaced […]

Work program/Argent Contre Travail - Action Against Hunger

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 […]

Fighting Malnutrition From The Vegetable Garden - Action Against Hunger

Fighting malnutrition from the vegetable garden

As Mother’s Day approaches, we are highlighting the hard work of women across the globe who grow food to fight hunger and support their families. Gardening to fight malnutrition in Nigeria In the Yobe region of Northeast Nigeria, hunger and conflict are closely tied. Violence and instability create harsh conditions that prevent many families from […]