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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.
As crisis remains in Central African Republic rates of child malnutrition are rising alarmingly
Three of Selma’s children are severely hearing impaired, and their hearing aids have broken since they’ve moved from Syria. Her greatest wish is to get the devices fixed, but they simply don’t have the money.
"Here, it’s not easy to work,” her husband Ahmed explained. “Syrians often earn less than Jordanians for the same jobs. Same goes for rent. The last tenant, a Jordanian, paid 80 Jordanian dinar for the house. We paid 150.”
Ethnically and religiously diverse Myanmar (also known as Burma) is perhaps best known for the military junta that has ruled this Southeast Asian country since 1962. While there were recent signs of a possible political transition, Myanmar remains one of the poorest countries in Asia.
Improving nutrition programmes and ensuring that all malnourished children around the world can get the crucial treatment they need to regain their health are key priorities for Action Against Hunger and our partners worldwide. Our latest report - The State of Global Severe Acute Malnutrition Management Coverage – looks at the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in the fight against child undernutrition. Saul Guerrero explains.
We are proud to announce that Action Against Hunger is teaming up with international music superstar Justin Bieber for a global campaign on the celebrity fundraising platform Prizeo to raise awareness and funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
Donate to win a chance to meet Justin Bieber
The grand-prize winner receives a trip for two to Los Angeles in early 2014 to join Justin Bieber in the studio to watch and listen to him record new music. Want to get involved? Thanks to Prizeo’s innovative micro-donation platform, you can enter to win without breaking the bank: donations of $10 or more are eligible for exclusive rewards, including a campaign T-shirt, signed lyric sheets, and a pair of VIP tickets to the upcoming “Believe” movie premiere. Prizes will also be awarded to the “Biggest Sharers” who raise the most funds by recruiting friends and family to donate.
All these amazing prizes are Bieber’s way of thanking his fans for their support of Philippines disaster relief efforts. In a statement about the campaign, he expressed hope that his efforts would inspire his fan base to take action and help those affected by the typhoon:
Justin Bieber said that “When I heard about the massive scale of the Typhoon Haiyan disaster, I wanted to help in any way I could. One of the best ways I can do that is to bring a major fundraising effort to my fans all around the world—especially via social media. Prizeo will make it easy for them to donate and to share the information with all their friends, hopefully maximizing the funds we can raise for the relief efforts.”
You can make a difference
Since Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in early November, our teams have been on the ground delivering lifesaving aid to hundreds of thousands of people in need. Our relief efforts are made possible by our generous friends and supporters, and Robert Kelty, Action Against Hunger’s Global Campaign director, is confident that this campaign will galvanize even more people to help:
Robert Kelty, Global Campaigns Director, Action Against Hunger "cannot thank Justin enough for stepping forward, and for volunteering to empower his immense international network of fans to get involved as well. For a campaign of this magnitude and a cause this urgent, we needed a strong, scalable technology platform to handle the level of traffic we expect Justin’s campaign will generate. Activating a massive fan base like Justin's will generate a great deal of awareness around these crucial relief efforts, and Prizeo will make it easy to translate that awareness into action.”
We’re so thrilled to be a part of this campaign that will generate even more support for our critical work in the Philippines. We hope you’re excited too! Help us spread the word about the campaign by using the hashtag #GiveBackPhilippines on your social networks—and don’t forget to enter to win a chance to meet Justin Bieber!