The charity has released a statement welcoming the four-day truce, but calling for an extension to ensure civilians are protected and our humanitarian response can be scaled-up.
The organisation has screened more than 665,000 children in the first half of the year, with a projection of a million screenings by the end of the year
Today, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) publishes the first UK White Paper on international development since 2009. According to Action Against Hunger UK's Head of Advocacy, Kate Munro, it comes at a critical time.
Imminent rainwater will add to sewage flowing in the streets, increasing the risk of disease according to Action Against Hunger. The aid agency has been distributing water to civilians, but not enough to cope with the scale of demand
The UK's new Foreign Secretary David Cameron arrives at a critical time, with hunger and malnutrition rates rising globally.
Common foods like rice, oil, sugar, flour, and vegetables have increased in price. Meanwhile, the flooding has cut off communities from essential healthcare as the prevalence of waterborne diseases grows and hunger bites. Heavy rainfall is expected in Somalia until at least 15th November.
Action Against Hunger held its 17th annual Fine Wine and Art Dinner on Saturday 4 November. With £460,000 raised on the night, the event has now surpassed £5 million raised since its inception 17 years ago.
Action Against Hunger, the Norwegian Refugee Council, Oxfam, Care and WeWorld issue a joint statement warning of the consequences of the lack of access to safe water in Gaza and the measures needed to ensure the safety of the civilian population. Lack of water has critical consequences: dehydration, kidney failure, cholera and poor menstrual hygiene.
Leading aid agencies hand in petitions to No 10 as we approach 10,000 civilian deaths. In the absence of a ceasefire, agencies are reporting dangerously low levels of clean water in Gaza, which is contributing to a rise in waterborne diseases and fuelling the hunger epidemic
One shelter is supporting more than 24,000 people – with an estimated 60 per cent of children affected by diarrhoea
The response covers the Zindajan district - the most affected area - and will be focussed on the distribution of kitchen utensils, clothing, cash assistance, and psychosocial support.
In a joint statement, 12 aid agencies call on the UK Government to use its influence to ensure International Humanitarian Law is upheld, that civilians are protected in accordance with those laws, and that they have access to critical lifesaving humanitarian support.