It is with the greatest sadness that we learnt of the death of Nelson Mandela, a true visionary who inspired us all to believe in and work towards a better world.
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Action Against Hunger's communications officer in the Philippines, Lucile Grosjean, met the governor of Capiz, Victor Tarco, to discuss relief efforts in his province in the wake of typhoon Haiyan
Blankets, a few possessions rescued from the floods scattered across the floor, dogs, children playing… the Salvationist church of Tacloban is now a church only by name; it has become a shelter for the survivors of typhoon Haiyan.
‘I was in Singapore when Typhoon Haiyan swept across my hometown,’ said Mutthar Sam, a 56 years old resident of Tacloban. He immediately returned to his hometown. Carrying a small bag and a blanket, he embarqued on a harrowing journey to find his loved ones. ‘It was terrible; I could not recognise anything, everything had been destroyed. I could not find my wife or children. No one knew where they were,’ he said, relieved to know that his story had a happy ending.
The coastal city of Tacloban bore much of the brunt of Typhoon Haiyan, which swept across the Philippines, killing an estimated 10,000 people. One week on, people are trying to cope as best as they can. Daniel Burgui, one of our press officers, recently arrived in Tacloban to help with relief efforts. He met Vita Landeline Garrido, a 63 years old survivor as she was about to be evacuated from Tacloban.
Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms to hit land, has struck the Philippines, leaving an estimated 1,200 people dead and many more missing. Action Against Hunger’s teams on the ground have been mobilised and an emergency response team has been deployed to conduct a rapid assessment and mount additional emergency programmes.
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.
Mahmoud’s hair was unkempt, his face covered in stubble, and his clothes wrinkled when we met him—he wore his life as a Syrian refugee quite literally on his sleeve. He wanted us to meet his family, in fact he insisted. He disappeared briefly, but came back to give us his phone number, address, and detailed directions.
Since the 2012 hunger crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa, conditions have improved but an estimated 11.3 million people remain threatened by hunger and 1.5 million are at risk of acute malnutrition.