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Migration and misery for Reena and the Sahariya

Children of the Sahariya tribe, India. Photo by Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger. 14 years ago, Reena was born on a riverbank in India, where her family was working in the sand business. What should have been a joyous occasion turned quickly into tragedy when Reena’s mother suffered a postpartum haemorrhage. There were no […]

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Marawi: Women under siege

May 23rd, 2017 marked the first day of the 5-month battle of Marawi in the Philippines. It began when the Philippine army tried to capture Isnilon Hapilon, the head of a southern militia who swore allegiance to the Islamic State. During those five months of bloodshed, more than 360,000 people fled their homes. Even if the city was “liberated” in […]

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The Ripple Effects of Improved Access to Water and Sanitation

In rural southwestern Somalia, new latrines and wells are helping to reduce malnutrition, water-borne diseases, and gender-based violence. In southwestern Somalia, access to clean water and latrines is a rare luxury. Prolonged conflict and drought have forced thousands of people to flee their homes in search of safety, and too many find themselves in areas […]

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Recovering from malnutrition: 1-year-old Hawa Keita’s story

Photo: Toby Madden for Action Against Hunger, Mali   We did not know why she was crying and we did not know it was an illness. Little 1-year-old Hawa and her twin brother Adama live in a village in rural Mali. Hawa is recovering from severe acute malnutrition, which was spotted and diagnosed by an […]

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“Where there is life, there is hope”

When the war broke out in South Sudan, Nyalat and Nyahok were among millions of people forced to flee their homes. They walked hand-in-hand with their children and crossed into Ethiopia to seek refuge in Gambella region. Despite finding physical safety, the two women plunged into a deep depression, triggered by the deaths of their […]

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Meet Hawa, a Health Worker Saving Lives in Mali

Hawa Coulibaly. Photo: Toby Madden for Action Against Hunger. Meet Hawa Meet Hawa Coulibaly, a 30-year-old community health worker trained by Action Against Hunger. She lives and works in the remote village of Kourougue in rural Mali. Along with being a health worker, Hawa is also a mother. From the home where she raises her three […]