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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.

The Central African Republic, After the Coup: “A Fast Recovery. That’s Our Priority.”

After a coup in the Central African Republic last month, things are slowly returning to a state of calm. But there’s a long way to go, and the humanitarian needs are great. We asked our Country Director, Clement Cazaubon, about the situation on the ground.

Q: What is the current situation in the capital city, Bangui, and around the country?

U.S. Food Aid: To Ship Food or Send Cash—the Obama Administration Weighs In

Action Against Hunger welcomes the news that the Obama Administration may upend 60 years of U.S. food aid policy with proposed changes to the long-standing practice of purchasing U.S. commodities to ship overseas in the name of international food aid, opting for local and regional procurement instead.

Coup in Central African Republic: Offering Aid as Dust Settles

After a weekend of violence, the Central African Republic capital of Bangui is experiencing a gradual return to a state of calm. In the wake of a coup, the country's rebel leader has assumed the role of president and been recognized by the national army. But destruction is pervasive, looting continues, and an already fragile health care system hangs in the balance. Action Against Hunger was not immune from loss; one of our bases, in Bossangoa, was destroyed. 
 

Crisis in Mali: Thousands Flee to Mauritania

As violence in northern Mali continues, people afraid for their safety are taking refuge in the neighboring country of Mauritania. Many of them fled with nothing, leaving their belongings and livestock behind. Without access to milk and meat from livestock, an alarming number of refugees are suffering from malnutrition.

Cyclone Haruna Contaminates Drinking Water in Madagascar

As World Water Day approaches, we are focusing on the importance of safe water and sanitation around the world. There is perhaps no better recent example of how crucial clean water is to health than in Madagascar, where Cyclone Haruna hit in late February.

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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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