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Averting famine in Northeast Nigeria: Progress One Year After Declaration of Emergency in Borno State

Photography: Guy Calaf for Action Against Hunger, Monguno, Borno, Nigeria “Boko Haram burned our village down. They left us with only the clothes we are wearing,” said an elderly man Action Against Hunger found living in an abandoned school in the community of Monguno in Borno State in northeast Nigeria. “All our sources of income […]

Yemen: In the midst of a cholera emergency

Two thirds of Yemen’s population is living without access to safe drinking water. Photo: Florian Seriex for Action Against Hunger, Yemen. In Yemen, a rampant cholera epidemic is threatening the lives of populations already weakened by two years of conflict. Authorities in Yemen declared a state of emergency over the outbreak in the capital city […]

A woman’s world for South Sudanese refugees

Thank you for helping us #Care4Mom. With your support we’ve set up 120 mom-to-mom support groups in Uganda for women who have fled South Sudan. The following is an excerpt of a story by Paula Dear for BBC Online. You can find the full story and photos on BBC Online. An estimated 86% of the more than […]

Refuge from famine: Florence’s Story

Less than a year ago, there wasn’t much to see on the sparsely populated land surrounding the town of Yumbe, Uganda—today, it’s the world’s largest refugee camp. Bidi Bidi settlement, located about 30 miles south of the border between South Sudan and Uganda, is now home to more than 270,000 people who’ve fled conflict and […]

Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy

Last Friday, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie launched Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy. Our Executive Director, Danny Glenwright, shared his thoughts on this exciting announcement in The Globe & Mail. We know from our +30 years of experience that when women and girls are included in planning and […]

SOMALIA: Hawo’s Story

Action Against Hunger’s emergency response in Somalia includes projects like this one, a water distribution system in the Eyl district. Photo: Khadija Farah for Action Against Hunger, Somalia   Communities in rural Somalia make their living through agriculture and raising livestock: 80 percent of the population depends on small-scale farming to survive. Many are nomadic pastoralists, […]