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Here at Action Against Hunger, we’re thrilled to share a brand new video that tells you, in my own words, what we’re all about. From where I sit leading the organization’s fundraising and communications efforts, I’m continually inspired by the amazing program work we’re doing in more than 40 countries around the world. I hope you’ll take a couple minutes to hear straight from me what it is that makes this place tick—and more importantly, what makes it special.

A Year After Crisis in the Sahel, Key Challenges Remain

Since the 2012 hunger crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa, conditions have improved but an estimated 11.3 million people remain threatened by hunger and 1.5 million are at risk of acute malnutrition. International support for the humanitarian response has been unprecedented but remains insufficient.

On South Sudan’s 2nd Birthday, Hope and Hardship

Today, July 9th, marks the 2nd anniversary of independence for the world’s newest, youngest nation. While it’s a day for celebration in South Sudan, it’s also a time for serious reflection. Humanitarian challenges loom large over the country, with multiple emergencies and development needs. Ongoing tensions between Sudan and South Sudan, as well as internal violence in the Jonglei state, have substantially increased the number of refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) in the country.

Thousands of Families Devastated by Floods in Northern India

Approximately 5,000 people have been killed by severe floods in the Indian state of Uttarakhand over the past two weeks, with torrential rains devastating thousands of lives and leaving 3,000 people still missing.

Although the monsoon season has just started, extreme weather over the last fortnight has affected more than 180 villages and destroyed 1,000 homes in north India.  The extreme rains have caused two key rivers to rise and pour over the region, increasing the risk of waterborne disease.

After Coup, Crisis: Picking Up the Pieces in Central African Republic

Following the coup earlier this year, the entire population of the Central African Republic is in the midst of a humanitarian crisis.

Syrian Crisis: “The Biggest Humanitarian Challenge We Face Worldwide”

Today is World Refugee Day—a time to recognize the struggle of families who have been forced to flee their homes because of conflict or disaster. Action Against Hunger works to restore stability for countless refugees across the globe, including those who have fled Syria in recent months because of growing conflict.

82,000 People Affected by Floods in Kenya

Since March, severe flooding caused by heavy rains has devastated the usually dry region of Tana River County, Kenya. The lives and livelihoods of more than 82,000 people hang in the balance, as they have lost their belongings, farmland, livestock, and access to clean water. An estimated 63,000 people are still displaced, unable to return home because their houses have been destroyed.

Action Against Hunger Loves Moms! Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 12th. Time to check in on your planning. Brunch reservations? Check. Greeting card? Double check. The perfect gift? Uh-oh. But procrastinators, fear not. Action Against Hunger is here to make sure Mom is delighted this weekend! 

No Hospitals to Help Victims of Violence In Central African Republic

Last weekend, violent clashes once again shook the Central African Republic. In the capital, Bangui, and in the region of Bossangoa, the population waits for stability and emergency aid. Bossangoa is now a ghost town: half of its inhabitants have fled, fearing for their safety, and are living in unsafe makeshift camps. The area has been completely looted, including the therapeutic nutrition center where Action Against Hunger teams had been treating severely malnourished children.

When Food Prices Spike: Restoring Normalcy in the Central African Republic

After a coup last month, the Central African Republic is still experiencing violence, and food prices, which are typically unstable, have been made more volatile by recent events. The recent upheaval has not helped the high rates of malnutrition and food insecurity typically found in the Central African Republic.

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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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