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Coronavirus/CODVID-19 - Action Against Hunger

Coronavirus: how Action Against Hunger is responding to the pandemic

Photo: Daniel Burgui for Action Against Hunger, Philippines At Action Against Hunger, we take the threat of coronavirus/COVID-19 very seriously and have put measures in place to protect the health and safety of our staff and people in the communities that we serve around the world. Based on guidance from Health Canada, the Centre for […]

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Longing for home: harsh winters in a Lebanese refugee camp

“We are only trying to protect ourselves from the freezing cold during the winter. We hope to be able to return to our home.” Winter has returned to Aarsal, Lebanon – a town close to the eastern border with Syria. For many refugees in their ninth year away from home, the biting wind and endless […]

Severe snow rain and wind Action Against Hunger

Working against the clock in Lebanon to protect refugees from severe snow, rain and wind.

Snow storms Norma and Miriam have caused extensive damage over the last week: collapsed tents, blocked roads — all plunged deep under snow. Strong winds and abundant rain and snow have plagued the Bekaa Valley, where Action Against Hunger works. More than 350,000 Syrian refugees live in makeshift camps, and the number has increased since […]

Rohingya refugees Action Against Hunger

Providing Futures for Refugees in Cox’s Bazaar

Just one of the ways we are supporting Rohingya refugees to build futures for themselves and their families in Bangladesh.   One million Rohingya refugees currently packed into a tiny area of eastern Bangladesh. Kutupalong-Balukhali ‘mega-camp’ became the world’s largest refugee camp when hundreds of thousands of Rohingya muslims fled a brutal military-led crackdown in […]

Mogadishu Action Against Hunger

Travelling 20 kilometres on Foot Every Day to Mogadishu

In the past two decades, more than a million people have been forced to flee the fierce fighting and chronic drought in Somalia. In our special Somalia series, Somalis displaced in their country share the daily challenges they face in the camps they now call home. Having first been forced to leave her home in 2011 […]

Somali and Children Displaced Action Against Hunger

A Decade Displaced

In the past two decades, more than a million people have been forced to flee the fierce fighting and chronic drought that has plagued Somalia. In our special Somalia series, Somalis displaced in their country tell us the daily challenges they face in the camps they now call home. In 2006, Ethiopia invaded Somalia. Caught in clashes […]