Northern Mali will reach emergency levels of food insecurity in less than two months if the security situation and humanitarian access to vulnerable communities do not improve, warned four humanitarian organisations today following the analysis by experts from the Harmonized Framework.
At Action Against Hunger, we help people who face extreme hardships every day to survive. Many lack access to basic necessities like food and water; others are struggling to rebuild after a disaster. On top of these difficulties, some people we serve also have physical limitations that make their situations even more challenging. But our work with these extraordinary people proves that disability does not mean inability, and that everyone can contribute in their own way to community development.
Malnutrition has reached critical levels in northern Mali, with one in five households in the Gao and Timbukto regions facing severe food shortages, while one in every five families has a child with severe acute malnutrition in Kidal.
Despite a good rainy season, communities in the Sahel region are once again living under the shadow of a food crisis. It is estimated that 10.3 million people are already at risk of food insecurity.
An estimated 1 million Syrian refugees - most of whom are not officially registered - have crossed the border into Lebanon since the start of the fighting, making it the neighbouring country most affected by the Syrian conflict. In a country of approximately 4 million inhabitants, the refugee influx is placing an additional burden on already overstretched resources, testing the ability of the humanitarian community and local authorities to meet the growing needs of the most vulnerable...
After a coup last month, the Central African Republic is still experiencing violence, and food prices, which are typically unstable, have been made more volatile by recent events. The recent upheaval has not helped the high rates of malnutrition and food insecurity typically found in the Central African Republic. So in addition to responding to immediate needs after the violence, Action Against Hunger continues to work to provide long-term solutions for communities faced with chronic hunger and...
Following and recent clashes between rebels and government forces, the humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic is still perilous. Access to vulnerable areas is still highly restricted, most public services have been interrupted and widespread looting has weakened resilience to the imminent hunger season.
The 2013 UK budget, announced today by Chancellor George Osborne, marks a historic moment in the fight against hunger. 43 years ago UN members promised to commit 0.7% of their GDP to international aid. Today the UK has shown its commitment to the world’s poorest people by becoming the first G8 nation to make this promise a reality.
Find out how Action Against Hunger provides communities in the West Bank with access to clean water.
Without a doubt, the key to cholera prevention is clean water. That’s why Action Against Hunger’s teams in South Kivu Province, in eastern D.R. Congo, make providing access to it their priority. This month, noted photographer Jana Asenbrennerova set out to capture our cholera prevention efforts through her lens. In the images below, you’ll see our work in action.
White sandy beaches, clear waters and colourful surf shops are synonymous with Mangily, a tourist spot in south west Madagascar. However that all changed when Cyclone Haruna swept across the island three weeks ago, devastating tens of thousands of families lives in the process.