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“My priority is to save lives.” How one Mogadishu doctor is responding to COVID-19

Dr. Mustaf Yusef at the Hodan Stabilization Centre The COVID-19 pandemic has had an alarming impact on health and food systems worldwide, particularly in areas already struggling with chronic food insecurity. In Somalia, protracted conflict and drought have forced millions from their homes. Malnutrition levels, particularly among young children, have skyrocketed. Action Against Hunger provides […]

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Global hunger rises for fourth consecutive year

Following the publication of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 Report by the UN Food and Agriculture Agency (FAO), Action Against Hunger is alarmed by the steady rise in the number of people suffering from hunger, a terrible toll that the COVID-19 pandemic will further exacerbate. In 2019, an estimated […]

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Action Against Hunger Warns of Rising Hunger in Latin America Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Action Against Hunger team members demonstrating proper hygiene techniques. “Latin America is facing an unprecedented hunger crisis as a result of the pandemic,” said Benedetta Lettera, our Desk Manager in Latin America. “It is a perfect storm, with a major health crisis, accompanied by a socioeconomic crisis, with a grassroots situation that was complex even […]

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How to Stop the Spread of COVID-19: Lessons From Ebola

One of the many hand-washing stations we operate in South Sudan. This post, written by Sulaiman Sesay, Action Against Hunger’s Country Director in South Sudan, was originally published on EcoWatch on June 19, 2020. I lost five family members to Ebola within two weeks when the virus ravaged Liberia in 2014. First my uncle became […]

Planting Seeds of Hope in Uganda

Women farmers earn income and gain confidence. In Uganda’s Kiryandongo settlement, more than 65,000 refugees, primarily from South Sudan, have established temporary homes. Approximately 1.4 million refugees live in Uganda overall and about 85% of them are women and children. As part of Uganda’s progressive refugee policy, each refugee is given a small plot of […]

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“In South Sudan, doctors are like soldiers. When war comes, there’s no running away.”

Dr. David Gai Zakayo, roving medical doctor for Action Against Hunger. Photo by: Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger, South Sudan. David Gai Zakayo works as a doctor for Action Against Hunger in South Sudan. Fortunate enough to have grown up in a family where all of his needs were met and well aware of […]