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World’s Youngest Nation Marks 3rd Anniversary Amid Mounting Crisis

NEW YORK—July 3, 2014—Just three short years ago on July 9th, euphoria was felt nationwide as South Sudan declared its independence. This Independence Day stands in stark contrast, the harsh reality of conflict and suffering casting a deep shadow on the fragile nation, which is now in the midst of the worst humanitarian crisis of its nascent history.  Since conflict erupted in December 2013, 1.5 million South Sudanese have fled their homes in search of safety, nearly 400,000 of those fleeing as refugees to neighboring Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya.

Action Against Hunger Calls for Rapid Response to Escalating Violence in Iraq

As hundreds of thousands of people flee escalating violence in Iraq, Action Against Hunger urges the international community to act swiftly to mount a coordinated humanitarian response.

Hundreds of thousands of people—mainly families escaping violence in Mosul, in northern Iraq—have fled to the border of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government. The United Nations has reported 100,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Governorate of Erbil, and another 200,000 people in Dohuk. 

Our Letter on South Sudan Crisis in New York Times

Editor's Note: Andrea Tamburini, our Director of Operations, wrote a Letter to the Editor of The New York Times in response to an article last week about mounting crisis in South Sudan.

Cholera Emergency Spreads in South Sudan’s Capital

NEW YORK, May 22, 2014—After the South Sudan Ministry of Health declared a cholera outbreak in the capital city of Juba on May 9th, the number of cases grew rapidly. A total of 266 cases have been reported thus far, resulting in 13 deaths—six at health facilities, and seven among community members who had not yet accessed treatment.

As Humanitarian Crisis Mounts in South Sudan, Response Activities Scaled Up

Editor's Note: Today, Action Against Hunger released a statement providing an overview of the mounting humanitarian crisis in South Sudan and our planned response. Please read and download the statement below.

And the Award Goes to…Action Against Hunger!

Last weekend, I was delighted to join some of my Action Against Hunger colleagues and over 2,500 individuals for a very special evening at The CLASSY Awards, the largest awards ceremony for the nonprofit community in the world.

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. 

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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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