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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 […]

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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World Water Day 2019: Leave no one behind

Together, we must guarantee everyone has access to clean, safe, and affordable water. It’s a basic human right. World Water Day, marked each year on March 22, is an opportunity to celebrate the immense progress made to improve access to clean water: between 1990 and 2015, 2.3 billion people gained access to a better, safer […]

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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 […]

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 […]