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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 […]

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Nigeria: New attacks in Borno force more than 50,000 to flee to safety

Action Against Hunger Launches Rapid Response to Help Newly Displaced in Monguno and Maiduguri. Photo: Action Against Hunger, Nigeria   On December 26, non-state armed groups attacked a military base in Baga, Northeast Nigeria, forcing as many as 40,000 people to flee to safety in Monguno and more than 25,000 to flee to Maiduguri. Action […]

Conflict in Yemen and Humanitarian Operations Action Against Hunger

Yemen: Escalation of fighting in Hodeida threatens humanitarian assistance

With the ongoing clashes around the frontline of Hodeida, one of Action Against Hunger’s main warehouses serving humanitarian operations in the country suffered collateral damage from the ongoing conflict. After calls for a ceasefire by the international community only a matter of weeks ago, this is a deeply disturbing development. Action Against Hunger calls on […]

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Front Line Aid Workers Face Increasing Risks in Response to Unprecedented Humanitarian Crises

The United Nations designated August 19th World Humanitarian Day to celebrate aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service. Action Against Hunger joins the UN and our humanitarian colleagues around the world today in paying tribute to the commitment and sacrifices of our front line staff working in challenging, unstable circumstances to save lives. […]

Psychosocial Support Action Against Hunger

Treating the invisible injuries of war

Psychosocial programs help refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq overcome trauma By Florian Seriex, March 2016   When it comes to delivering humanitarian assistance to victims of conflict, most people would list food, clean water, shelter, and healthcare services as the most urgent priorities. Until fairly recently, humanitarian organizations focused their efforts on meeting the most […]