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Drought Threatens Communities Where Cows Are Currency

Each day, Garbicha and his oldest son walk with their cows for hours to find food and water. Photo by Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger. As Ethiopia suffers its second severe drought in the last three years, 3.5 million of the country’s children suffer from life-threatening malnutrition. Action Against Hunger is working with herding […]

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Measuring a Food Crisis: A data-driven approach to fighting hunger

Photo: Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger, South Sudan.   Two years ago this week, famine was declared in parts of South Sudan. Famine is a rare and specific technical classification of food insecurity, mortality, and malnutrition among populations. It is declared when the following criteria are met, among others: 1 in 5 households face […]

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4 ways Canadians like you are fighting famine right now

© Florian Seriex for Action Against Hunger Donations from Canadians are supporting programs in Yemen, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Somalia right now Thank you! In June, Canadians like you came together and donated $21.3 million to registered Canadian charities (like us!) through the Canadian government’s Famine Relief Fund.  As you know, the Famine Relief Fund  included 10 […]

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Urgent UN warning: 20 million people threatened with Famine

Photo: Guy Calaf for Action Against Hunger The UN has issued a warning that 20 million people are threatened by famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen. Without help, they are at imminent risk of dying. For the first time anywhere in the world since 2011, famine was officially declared in parts of South […]