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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 […]

Earthquake and tsunami relief Action Against Hunger

Sulawesi three months on: a mother and a daughter’s story

Two-Year-Old Dewi was pulled out of the sinking ground when the earthquake hit her village in Sulawesi It has been more than three months since the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck the island of Sulawesi and families are slowly starting to piece together their lives. On 28th September 2018, over 2,000 lives were lost and over 70,000 […]

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 […]

Volcanic Eruption Action Against Hunger


  HIGHLIGHTS Potential flooding in the coming weeks during the rainy season could worsen the situation of the more than 1.7 million people affected. Action Against Hunger’s emergency water and sanitation (WASH) team has been mobilised to the Escuintla Department of Guatemala to assess the clean water, sanitation and hygiene needs of those affected by […]

Water Shortages Somalia Action Against Hunger

Somalia: Coping with extreme water shortages

Providing Lifelines to 10,000 People Affected by Drought in Bakool. Photo: Action Against Hunger, Somalia. Before drought uprooted Asha Ali’s family from their home, finding enough water for their daily needs was a major challenge that dominated her day and often pushed her to the limits of her physical strength. To get to the nearest […]