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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 […]

Venezuelans cross the Colombian border Action Against Hunger

25,000 Venezuelans cross the Colombian border every day

Photo: Simon Bolivar for Action Against Hunger, Colombia.   The flow of Venezuelans at the northeastern Colombian border city of Cúcuta is constant. “People come to buy food, medicines, hygiene items and basic goods, or to sell jewellery and other small technological goods – many women are even selling their hair,” says Luis Fernando Ramírez, […]

Yemen: Life under siege

In March 2015, a coalition led by Saudi Arabia began military operations in Yemen after Houthi rebels took over major cities. For the past 18 months, children and their families in Yemen have lived with blockades, aerial bombing and deprivation on a staggering scale. Since the start of air strikes in 2015, the conflict has […]

In images: our emergency response in Nigeria

In northeast Nigeria, conflict between the militant group Boko Haram and government forces has uprooted 2.4 million people from their homes. Nearly a quarter of a million children are acutely malnourished in Borno State: of these, an estimated 49,000 children will die if they do not receive treatment immediately. Despite extremely challenging conditions and the ongoing threat […]