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Response Spreads to Southern Juba to Protect Families from Cholera

JUBA—June 17, 2014— John Jenis, a proud father of five, is now the parent of four—he had to bury his three- year-old son last week. His little boy first started showing symptoms of cholera one recent morning, and passed away later that evening at Juba Hospital. It was that fast. “I think he got sick from playing with the dirty water next to our house; the kids always do it, even if I try to stop them. If I am around, I can protect them but if I am at work then they may even drink this water,” he explained with his other young children surrounding him.

To Combat Cholera, Community and Humanitarians Unite

JUBA—June 12, 2014— The Action Against Hunger Cholera Emergency Response Team is working in the Tongping, Amarat, Gonya, and Ministries neighborhoods of South Sudan’s capital, Juba; these are four neighborhoods where cholera is present.

Response Goes Wide as Cholera Cases Rise in South Sudan’s Capital

Cholera, one of the most dangerous bacterial diseases that is often contracted from contaminated water, continues to spread in Juba, the capital city of South Sudan.

In Pakistan, Two Landscapes and Livelihoods Just a Short Drive Apart

I recently went on a field visit to our country programs in Pakistan. I was there to facilitate a training for our program teams with a focus on how we can best implement our activities to make the biggest impact on undernutrition in children under five and in pregnant and nursing women, and to visit our field interventions in the southern Province of Sindh, in Dadu District.

In Uganda, Picking Up the Pieces with South Sudanese Refugees

After major conflict erupted in South Sudan this past December, individuals and families started crossing the border into Uganda, seeking refuge. Many have been going to Adjumani, a district in northern Uganda, which is where I’m reporting from today.

A Renewed Commitment to Protecting Aid Workers

Update - March 27, 2014: We're pleased to announce that the United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution seeking justice and reconciliation for the deaths of our humanitarian aid workers in Muttur, Sri Lanka in 2006. An international, independent investigation will now be opened, and Action Against Hunger will be fully supportive.

Syria: Three Years of Crisis

The Ides of March—it holds such an ominous place in our collective literary and social consciousness. Some we may chalk up to superstition. But some, it seems, is frighteningly all too real—tomorrow, March 15th, marks the third anniversary of the beginning of crisis in Syria. The numbers are staggering. More than 100,000 people have died, 2.5 million are refugees, and more than four million are internally displaced within their devastated home country.

Three Months After Haiyan, 14 Million Filipinos Still Need Help

 It’s been three months since Typhoon Haiyan pummeled the Filipino coastline, and some 14 million citizens here still require emergency assistance. Many elements of basic infrastructure, like access to clean water and sanitation services, have been destroyed—as has the population’s ability to meet a majority of their basic needs.    

Cash-for-Work Program to Aid Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Launches

Action Against Hunger has just launched a pioneering cash-for-work project in the towns of Tyre and Nabatieh, south Lebanon. The initiative is providing humanitarian assistance in the form of cash to about 400 unemployed Syrian refugees and host Lebanese, in exchange for labor. Lebanese make up about a third of this group, and the help is needed; hosting many thousands of Syrian refugees has taken a toll on Lebanon's resources and economy, where the refugees now comprise a full 25 percent of the population.

In South Sudan a Mother Fights for Her Family, and for Survival

The first time I noticed her she was cooking something, stooped over a small soot-covered aluminum pot that was sitting on a makeshift stove. After a bit of hesitation, she agreed to tell me her story.

Her name is Yar Abithou, and she’s from Mayom County in Unity State. She has been in Aweng for the last ten days, with thousands of other displaced citizens. She couldn’t remember how many days it had actually taken her to get here.

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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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