An Action Against Hunger worker at the De Martini quarantine hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Coronavirus

The impact of Covid-19 means 30 million more people around the world are now facing hunger.

Action Against Hunger has been providing life-saving prevention and treatment for decades. Covid-19 is no different.

Since the pandemic first started, we’ve been delivering PPE and other resources to those in need, spreading awareness about the virus and teaming up with local governments to combat the pandemic.

When health facilities became overwhelmed, we ramped up our support even further to get quarantine facilities and treatment hospitals up and running.

Covid-19 vaccinations

The next step in stopping the spread of the virus in its tracks through vaccines. Today, less than 10% of people in Africa are fully vaccinated. We want to change that. As a trusted healthcare provider, we’re working hard to get vaccines to those in need in Somalia, South Sudan, Madagascar and Zimbabwe.

Supporting the vaccine rollout in AfricaPeople in South Sudan show their proof of vaccination cards

Supporting the vaccine rollout in Africa

Action Against Hunger is getting Covid-19 vaccines to the people who need it most in Somalia, South Sudan, Madagascar and Zimbabwe.

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Why good nutrition is important to help save lives from coronavirus

Good nutrition and a healthy diet are essential to building a strong immune system – and while many people across the world are still waiting for the rollout of the vaccine, a strong immune system is often people’s first line of defence.

Ensuring people have a healthy, nutritious diet means they’re less likely to become ill. This reduces the strain on a country’s health system, making them better prepared for coronavirus and future disease outbreaks.

How we're responding to coronavirus

Covid-19 is going to have a catastrophic impact on the world's most vulnerable people. That’s why our teams are working hard to help communities respond to the virus.

Somalia

Action Against Hunger staff at De Martini hospital, the only quarantine centre in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Coronavirus has created a perfect storm in Somalia’s humanitarian crisis. Our teams are helping to save lives at the first quarantine centre in the country’s capital Mogadishu.

South Sudan

Tondrua is an Action Against Hunger volunteer in South Sudan.

As South Sudan remains vulnerable to coronavirus, our Covid-19 hero Tondrua continues to raise awareness about the disease among his community.

Yemen

Bahaa, an Action Against Hunger member of staff in Yemen.

Years of conflict and fighting make countries like Yemen more vulnerable to diseases like coronavirus. Our teams are providing life-saving aid.

United KingdomVolunteer at a community store run by Evelyn Community Store and Action Against Hunger partner Lewisham Homes

United Kingdom

The pandemic propelled the UK into an unprecedented hunger crisis. We’ve supported our local partners to expand their programmes to tackle growing food poverty in areas with some of the highest rates of child poverty.

Learn about our UK programmes

Why hunger?

Conflict

South Sudanese refugees supported by an Action Against Hunger member of staff.

Most people facing hunger and malnutrition in the world today can be found in countries affected by conflict.

Climate crisis

Gai tries to spear fish after his village in South Sudan is flooded.

Rising temperatures and extreme weather will have a huge impact on already vulnerable communities.

Gender

A group of women supported by Action Against Hunger in Ethiopia.

Hunger affects everyone differently. But around the world, women and girls are most at risk of becoming malnourished.