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Emergency Water Trucking Provides Relief & Safety to Women in Somalia

Photo: Action Against Hunger, Somalia Around the world, women and girls are responsible for fetching water in 80% of households. When water is scarce, their journey to find water is often longer and more dangerous. Women and girls face the risk of sexual and gender-based violence while walking for hours out in the open to […]

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Haiti Earthquake Response: Providing Water, Nutrition, Mental Health Support

Photo: Action Against Hunger, Haiti It’s been 11 days since the 7.2 magnitude earthquake decimated Haiti’s southwestern region. Bridges and major roads were destroyed, hampering access to the most affected communities. Across the country, more than four million Haitians depended on humanitarian aid to meet their basic needs even before this most recent earthquake. The […]

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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: 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 conducted by Action […]

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Why Yemen Can’t Wait

A young girl waits to fill her container with water at an Action Against Hunger water point. Photo: Florian Seriex, Action Against Hunger, Yemen. Ongoing violence in Yemen has pushed the country into a devastating humanitarian crisis. Tens of thousands of Yemenis have been killed and over three million have been forced to flee their […]

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 […]

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 […]