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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 […]

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How Action Against Hunger’s WASH teams are bringing health and dignity to Ghor Province

Children gathered at a community water point. Photo: Sandra Calligaro for Action Against Hunger, Afghanistan Until recently, residents of Afghanistan’s Ghor province struggled to access safe drinking water. Decades of heavy armed conflict combined with widespread poverty and displacement have left many villages in Ghor without adequate water or sanitation infrastructure. A rapid needs assessment […]

Beirut Explosion - Action Against Hunger

Thousands Left Homeless & in Need of Food and Water After Beirut Explosion

Buildings are in ruin due to the recent explosion in Beirut, Lebanon. The August 4 explosion in the port of Beirut has disrupted basic water and sanitation services in many of the city’s neighborhoods, including Burj Hammoud, Jdeideh, Sin El Fil, Jal el Dib, and Zalka. More than half of the city’s hospitals report equipment […]

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 […]

Lake Chad Basin Crisis: Food Security and Livelihoods Program in Niger

 Photo: Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger, Niger   The ongoing Lake Chad Basin Crisis, one of the most severe humanitarian emergencies in the world, has displaced 2.4 million people and caused food insecurity for 5 million people across Niger, Chad, Nigeria and Cameroon. The armed group Boko Haram has led a nine-year insurgency in […]

Risk of Flooding from Fuego Volcano Action Against Hunger

Guatemala Volcano Relief: Addressing the Risk of Flooding

  Highlights Action Against Hunger and local institutions are coordinating efforts to identify evacuation routes and areas of refuge from the imminent risk of rivers overflowing with large amounts of water and ash Action Against Hunger is already providing water and basic sanitation in evacuation centres, which are continuing to reach more people in the […]