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In Somalia, Action Against Hunger works with families in health centers to treat malnutrition and teach healthy habits. Photo: Khadija Farah for Action Against Hunger, Somalia. Right now, parts of Somalia are experiencing what experts have classified as a “near famine.” A widespread, severe hunger emergency, caused by consecutive seasons of severe drought and ongoing […]

Bangladesh experiences massive influx of refugees fleeing escalating violence in Myanmar

As part of our emergency humanitarian response, Action Against Hunger provides psychosocial support to refugees from Myanmar. Photo: Action Against Hunger, Bangladesh An outbreak of violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State that began on August 25th is causing large numbers of people to flee across the border into Bangladesh, with numbers increasing daily. An estimated 123,000 […]

Hurricane Irma heightens risk of cholera and food crisis in Haiti

Haiti is struggling to recover from Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and a severe food crisis. Photo: Action Against Hunger, Haiti, 2016   On Thursday evening, September 7th, Hurricane Irma—the most powerful Category 5 storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean—crossed north of Haiti. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. According to preliminary […]


ACTION AGAINST HUNGER READY TO LAUNCH IMMEDIATE RESPONSE IN HAITI   According to recent updates from the National Hurricane Center, an official Hurricane Warning is currently in effect for Haiti. Irma has now been upgraded to an extremely dangerous Category 5 hurricane, and is expected to hit northern Haiti on Thursday, September 7th. Action Against […]

4 ways Canadians like you are fighting famine right now

© Florian Seriex for Action Against Hunger Donations from Canadians are supporting programs in Yemen, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Somalia right now   Thank you. In June, Canadians like you came together and donated $21.3 million to registered Canadian charities (like us!) through the Canadian government’s Famine Relief Fund.  As you know, the Famine Relief Fund  included […]

Severe Malnutrition Rates Shoot Up Across Kenya, Leaving More Than 70,000 Children At Risk Of Death

Photo: Guy Calaf for Action Against Hunger, West Pokot, Kenya   Editor’s note: This joint press release was originally published and distributed by Save the Children International on August 21, 2017. Nearly 73,000 children in Kenya are severely malnourished and at risk of dying from drought-related hunger unless urgent aid is made immediately available. The […]