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This week, Mike Penrose, CEO of Action Against Hunger in France, visited Action Against Hunger’s programmes in Iraqi Kurdistan. Mike will be meeting with Iraqui children, families and communities affected by the crisis.
Susan Sanders, ACF International’s West Africa Regional Advocacy Advisor, explains the alarming food security and nutrition situation in Sahel countries…
Tens of thousands of South Sudanese refugees continue to pour into Ethiopia seeking safety. Many have travelled for days, arriving in poor health. Among them, Niyachan, 13, and her young sister. Read her story.
This past December, just two and a half years into its fragile independence, South Sudan and its more than eight million citizens were thrown into crisis by violent political unrest. If urgent action is not taken to position and deliver aid, the humanitarian picture is predicted to turn catastrophic by the end of the year.
As the crisis in Syria enters its third year, access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene in cramped refugee camps in Lebanon continues to be a massive challenge, threatening the health and well-being of many refugees. Like many others, the temporary camp of Abo Noor close to the town of Aarsal is struggling with the sheer volume of people seeking shelter and help. New families, some brandishing severe injuries, flood in daily to flee the shelling and fighting in Syria.
We are closer than ever to ending child hunger. Solutions do exist, which are proven, effective and sustainable and we are reaching more malnourished children than ever before. However, families can often face difficulties in taking their children for treatment, something which mothers in West Pokot, Kenya, know about all too well.
The Central African Republic is slipping deeper into a humanitarian catastrophe. Action Against Hunger's CEO in France, Mike Penrose, is currently visiting our programmes in the country. Below you can find his live updates.
Since fighting broke out in Juba over a month ago, insecurity and instability continue to plague the world’s youngest nation. Our Head of Programme for East Africa, Nipin Gangadharan, this week described the dire humanitarian situation in South Sudan.
Every year, seasonal hunger cycles – some driven by climatic patterns, others by different forms of economic, political and social fragility – keep hundreds of millions of families in the world trapped in poverty and hunger. And because they occur with numbing regularity, they rarely capture the world’s attention with the same intensity as catastrophic natural disasters and epidemic disease. Morwenna O’Sullivan, Action Against Hunger’s Food Security Advisor, explains the annual seasons of...
We ask all parties to respect humanitarian principles and enable humanitarian agencies immediate and unhindered access to affected areas to deliver lifesaving services to the populations affected. The current humanitarian response is still quite limited, impinged by the continuation of widespread fighting.