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After a fire in the world’s largest refugee camp, the Communication with Communities team helps reunite families

An aid worker collects information from families impacted by the fire. Photo: Action Against Hunger, Bangladesh. When a devastating fire tore through Kutupalong-Balukhali, the world’s largest refugee camp on March 22, it reduced thousands of shelters to ashes and left over 45,000 people displaced. The camp, located in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, houses nearly a million […]

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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 […]

Clean water and better health in Yemen

In the small village of Al Gaza’ in Yemen, war and conflict have devastated the community. Although difficult, life before the war was still somewhat comfortable. Back then, some services, such as water and sanitation, were not yet available but residents were able to buy water that was trucked in. Construction of a water network […]

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 […]