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Emergency Response

Escalating Violence Threatens Thousands in the Central African Republic

After suffering a coup in early 2013, the Central African Republic was left with a challenging humanitarian situation, with an estimated 1.5 million citizens in need of assistance. In December, conditions deteriorated further as escalating violence threatened the lives of thousands of people already living on the brink of survival.

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.

The Philippines, One Month After Haiyan

One month after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, some fourteen million people across nine provinces are still feeling the effects of the deadly storm. Action Against Hunger’s emergency response teams continue to work tirelessly to provide safe water, basic sanitation and hygiene, food and shelter to those who have lost everything. So far, we’ve reached 650,000 people in need.

Photos of Lifesaving Assistance: Typhoon Haiyan Survivors Receive Food Aid

1. Recently, Action Against Hunger emergency response teams delivered nearly six tons of food to six isolated mountainous areas in the center of Panay Island.

Tacloban, Philippines. Courtesy Daniel Burgui

Justin Bieber Launches Global Fundraiser to Help Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

We are proud to announce that Action Against Hunger is teaming up with international music superstar Justin Bieber for a global campaign on the celebrity fundraising platform Prizeo to raise awareness and funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

After the Typhoon, Another Disaster: Oil Spill Endangers Community in the Philippines

The municipality of Estancia in Iloilo Province, one of the areas in the Philippines hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan, was dealt another crippling blow by the deadly storm earlier this week: a barge owned by the national electric company, containing over a million liters of fuel, crashed during the typhoon and has begun leaking oil into the water. So far, approximately 200,000 liters of oil have already contaminated rivers, sanitation infrastructure, and houses up to a mile from the spill site.

A View from the Ground: Displaced Families Receive Emergency Supplies

1. This weekend, in the municipality of Estancia in Iloilo Province on the island of Panay, our teams distributed nearly 200 hygiene kits to displaced typhoon survivors seeking shelter in their town’s civic center and elementary school.

Tacloban, Philippines. Courtesy Daniel Burgui

Saving Lives and Livelihoods: the Race for Recovery After Typhoon Haiyan

In the catastrophic wake of Typhoon Haiyan, Action Against Hunger’s first priority has been saving lives. But saving livelihoods—the ways that people earn money and access food—is equally important for recovery. So while our emergency response teams aim to provide immediate lifesaving assistance to some 650,000 typhoon survivors, we’re also developing strategies to help restore economic self-sufficiency to the vulnerable communities in Tacloban and Capiz. 

In Conversation with the Governor of Capiz, Philippines

Action Against Hunger communications officer, Lucile Grosjean, sat down with the governor of Capiz, a Philippine province badly damaged by Typhoon Haiyan. Here’s what he had to say about the situation his province is facing.

Q: How has the Typhoon affected the province of Capiz?

A: According to the information we have today, some 692,000 people were affected by the typhoon, 130,000 houses were totally or partially destroyed, and 160,000 people were made homeless and have taken shelter in 841 evacuation sites.

Bringing Help, Hope and H2O: Providing Clean Water for Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

Typhoon Haiyan’s devastation has affected more than thirteen million people across nine regions of the Philippines. In Capiz, one of the hardest-hit areas, nearly 700,000 people have been affected. One of the most vulnerable places in Capiz is the small coastal village of Dayhagan—here, the typhoon destroyed hundreds of people’s homes and livelihoods, and contaminated their water supply.

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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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