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Awareness of COVID-19 - Action Against Hunger

COVID-19 in South Sudan: Spreading the Word to Stop the Virus

Tondrua Ali, a volunteer with Action Against Hunger in South Sudan. Photo: Peter Caton for Action Against Hunger, South Sudan. By: Susan Martinez When the pandemic began last March, Tondrua Ali felt the impact in Juba, South Sudan immediately. The primary school where the 52-year-old teacher worker quickly closed, and he was among the first […]

Year in Photos 2020 - Action Against Hunger

Year in Photos 2020

A YEAR LIKE NO OTHER Words alone cannot describe a year like 2020, which brought immense losses while showing us the true meaning of resilience. Through a selection of powerful photographs, we tell the story of a year that challenged us like never before. Join us as we look back on the hardships we faced, […]

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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 […]

COVID-19 Appeal - Action Against Hunger

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 […]

COVID-19 Latin America - Action Against Hunger

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 […]