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Surviving Typhoon Haiyan: “I Knew I Had to Hold On a Little More.”

“All the houses that stood around mine were destroyed, but mine somehow stayed standing,” says Vita Landeline Garrido, a 63 year-old resident of Tacloban. 

“They Need Urgent Help”: Nearly Twelve Million People Affected by Typhoon Haiyan

In the Philippines, the already staggering number of people impacted by the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan keeps growing: across the country, some 11.8 million people have been affected, nearly one million of whom have been displaced from their homes.

On the Ground in the Philippines: “The Situation is Terrible.”

In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, Action Against Hunger’s teams have been working tirelessly to provide aid to vulnerable areas. Yesterday, we deployed an emergency response team from Manila to receive the second cargo plane carrying 21 tons of water and sanitation equipment and food rations into Tacloban. These emergency supplies are desperately needed: this devastating storm has left more than 11 million people without food, water, or shelter.

Nine Million in Need of Aid in the Wake of Typhoon Haiyan

Seventy-two hours after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, Action Against Hunger teams continue to deliver and scale up emergency humanitarian aid to affected populations. Our teams in Tacloban, Bohol and Masbate have identified the most vulnerable areas. It is estimated that some nine million people are currently in need of lifesaving assistance.

After Coup, Economic Collapse: Instability Remains in Central African Republic

Bernadette, a grandmother in the capital city of Bangui, Central African Republic, cares for her granddaughter, who is being treated for malnutrition at an Action Against Hunger supported health center. Bernadette is staying with her granddaughter through treatment while her daughter, the little girl’s mother, keeps working—they cannot afford to lose what little income she brings in for the family.

Impending Winter Threatens the Survival of Syrian Refugees

As the crisis in Syria continues to escalate, the already staggering number of refugees is still climbing. It is now estimated that there are more than four million internally displaced people in Syria, and more than two million people who have fled to neighboring countries. To meet the needs of this growing population, Action Against Hunger is expanding its programs in the region.

A Mother’s Journey to Feed her Son

Editor’s Note: This piece is the third in a series leading up to World Food Day on October 16th. We're proud to be highlighting some of our nutrition success stories from West Pokot, Kenya, and wish to extend our gratitude to partners UNICEF and ECHO (The European Community Humanitarian Office) for supporting these programs.

Stories of Syria's Displaced: Samer's Family

Last week I introduced you to Ahmed, Selma, and their children—a family of Syrians who are living as refugees in Kitim, Jordan. This week I’d like you to get to know Ahmed’s cousin Samer and his family, who have similarly fled home for safety in Kitim.

Stories of Syria's Displaced: Ahmed & Selma

I’m still here in Kitim, Jordan, a small village in the country’s north—close to the border with Syria, the border which refugees continue to cross each and every day. Action Against Hunger is continuing its assessment of humanitarian needs here, wanting to supplement our already-running relief programs for refugees in neighboring Lebanon and Turkey.

Syria's Refugees: "We Saw the Dead at Our Feet"

Editor’s Note: The following was recounted by Florian Seriex, an Action Against Hunger communications specialist on site during a recent program assessment in the Syrian neighbor nation of Jordan.

Mahmoud’s hair was unkempt, his face covered in stubble, and his clothes wrinkled when we met him—he wore his life as a Syrian refugee quite literally on his sleeve. He wanted us to meet his family, in fact he insisted. He disappeared briefly, but came back to give us his phone number, address, and detailed directions.

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