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South Sudan: Climbing Out of Chaos, Providing Lifesaving Care

As we reported earlier this month, violence spread rapidly in South Sudan’s capital city of Juba, beginning on December 15th.

Need to Protect Civilians, Human Rights in South Sudan

Editor's Note: Today Action Against Hunger joins its colleague agencies in NGO consortium InterAction in raising awareness of the escalating violence, instability, and humanitarian needs in South Sudan. Continue to check our blog for updates on the humanitarian situation on the ground, and to learn how we are helping. The new InterAction press release can be found below.


Justin Bieber Makes Surprise Visit to Philippines Typhoon Victims

The world’s most famous pop singer believes in the power of social impact, and he’s just shown it with a surprise visit to meet Typhoon Haiyan survivors in Tacloban, the Philippines. Bieber met with children and families at San Jose Elementary School in Tacloban on Tuesday, listening intently to their stories of strength and resilience in the face of catastrophe.

Typhoon Haiyan’s Devastating Violence Leaves Millions in Need across the Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan (known as Yolanda in the Philippines) crossed the Philippines with devastating violence two days ago, leaving behind untold destruction and an initial estimate of 1,200 deaths that early evidence suggests may exceed 10,000. An estimated 4.3 million survivors have lost everything and are in need of immediate assistance, with some regions completely cut off from humanitarian assistance. 

Staggering and Sobering: Syrian Refugee Total Tops Two Million

Samia* silently sits on the floor, surrounded by tobacco leaves that have been left to dry in the sun.  Her wrinkly hands slowly and gently place the leaves in a heap as she gazes into space. The only noise is that of children playing in the distance.

Monsoon Rains Reach Pakistan, Causing Heavy Losses

Heavy monsoon rains across Pakistan have triggered flash floods, killed 83 people, and caused thousands to lose their homes since the beginning of August. According to The United Nations Office for the Coordination on Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), the rains have also led to an extensive loss of crops, property, and livelihoods, and been responsible for widespread damages to infrastructure.

New Study Offers Stark Update: Malnutrition Responsible for 45 Percent of all Child Deaths

Today, the latest series on maternal and child malnutrition was published by the leading medical journal The Lancet, and its findings are revelatory. Global malnutrition now accounts for 45% all child deaths worldwide: a staggering 3.1 million young lives are lost each year—a half million from wasting, or severe acute malnutrition—making undernutrition the single greatest threat to child survival.

Buy A Gift That Will Change The World

This is the time of year when we find ourselves struggling to find creative gift ideas for friends and family – we're sure many of you can relate. But this year, we’re making holiday gifting a whole lot easier – and a lot more rewarding – than ever before! We're pleased to announce the launch of our first-ever virtual gift catalog. You can select a symbolic gift for a loved one, who will be notified with a customized e-card. Gifts focus on the core of our programming – nutrition, food security, water, and emergency relief.

Malnutrition Rates Reach Alarming New Highs in South Sudan

Today marks the one year anniversary of South Sudanese independence from Sudan. How do things fare for the South Sudanese population one year later? Today, we share the alarming news about the continued hunger crisis in one part of the country. And stay tuned to the blog later this month for more stories about our work in the world’s newest nation.

Millions in the Sahel Face Food Crisis without Increased Funding

A huge gap in funding for aid projects aimed at preventing the deepening food crisis in the Sahel is threatening to leave millions of people hungry in the coming months, a coalition of aid agencies has warned today.

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Action Against Hunger is internationally recognized as a leader in the fight against global malnutrition. Action Against Hunger works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting 5 million people each year.

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