Press releases and statements

Read the latest press releases, news and statements from our Media team.

Yemen: designating 'Houthis' a terrorist organisation will have disastrous impact on civilians

A girl collecting water in Yemen.

Action Against Hunger is extremely concerned about the humanitarian consequences of the United States designating Ansar Allah (known as the ‘Houthis’) in Yemen as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation (FTO). We firmly believe this designation will have a devastating impact on a civilian population already living in the world’s worst humanitarian disaster and, in many cases, on the brink of famine.

Nigeria: Action Against Hunger condemns the assassination of its staff and four other hostages

Action Against Hunger logo on a black background.

It is with profound grief that we confirm the assassination of Ishaku Yakubu, Action Against Hunger staff member from the Monguno base, and four aid workers who were taken hostage by a non-state armed group in Borno State, north eastern Nigeria, on June 8, 2020. The aid workers were not working at the time of their abduction. Our thoughts are with their families, friends and colleagues in Nigeria.

Covid-19 responses putting millions of children at risk of starvation

A village in Somalia affected by Covid-19 restrictions.

Action Against Hunger today warned that the global restrictions of movement in response to Covid-19 risks the lives of millions of children who are already experiencing food crises as a result of poverty, climate change and conflict. With parents no longer able to work and with little or no welfare system to fall back on, the humanitarian organisation fears millions of children are being put at risk as a result of the measures.