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Five Years After the Earthquake, Help and Hope for Mothers in Haiti

Editor’s note: Five years ago this week, a devastating earthquake struck Haiti. In Port-au-Prince, Action Against Hunger partnered with the local aid agencies to empower single mothers who struggled to provide for their families in the aftermath of the disaster. Today, we’re sharing their incredible stories of resilience.

Haiti: Five Years After the Earthquake

After a massive earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince in 2010, plunging Haiti into a state of emergency, the desperate situation was compounded by a cholera epidemic, cyclones, and tropical storms. Five years after the catastrophe, through hard work and determination, the people if Haiti are slowly regaining their self-sufficiency. But there are thousands of people affected by the earthquake who are still struggling to rebuild their lives.

Infographic: Marking One Year of Conflict in South Sudan

Editor's note: One year ago today, conflict erupted in South Sudan, leaving millions of people in the world's youngest nation in need of aid. This graphic shows key moments from this year of instability, including Action Against Hunger's response to the growing needs of the people of South Sudan

Assisting Communities Affected by Typhoon Hagupit

Earlier this month, Typhoon Hagupit struck the Philippines in many areas that are still vulnerable from the devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan last year. Fortunately, Action Against Hunger and local authorities used lessons learned during the response to Typhoon Haiyan to save lives and reduce the damage.

In Iraq, Winter Weather Leaves Millions in Need

Since January 2014, more than 2.1 million people have been displaced across Iraq—900,000 of whom have taken refuge in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), in the nation’s north. Many internally displaced people are living in precarious conditions that are exposed to the elements, such as open spaces, camps, unfinished buildings, and schools.

The Philippines, One Year After Typhoon Haiyan

On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan—one of the most powerful typhoons recorded in history—swept across central Philippines, severely impacting 14 million people. As the people of the Philippines and the international community remember the lives lost and recognize the resilience of survivors, Action Against Hunger looks back on the year.

Press Release: Paul G. Allen Announces New Humanitarian Grants to Meet Real-Time Needs in Ebola-Stricken West Africa

SEATTLE, Nov. 6, 2014 – Philanthropist Paul G. Allen today announced new grants to provide immediate humanitarian relief to address basic human needs that are being threatened by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Beginning today, these grants will enable aid organizations to provide food, supplies and prevention kits and rebuild local treatment centers in Ebola-stricken areas.

The Philippines After Typhoon Haiyan: A Year in Pictures

One year ago, on November 8, Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) struck the Philippines. Action Against Hunger responded immediately, and for the past year our teams have been working to rebuild communities devastated by the deadly storm. These pictures give a glimpse of the impact of the storm, the progress we’ve made, and the extraordinary resilience of people in the Philippines. Photo by Lucile Grosjean/ACF International

Video: Bringing Clean Water to Families Displaced from Northern Iraq

In response to the influx of families fleeing violence in Northern Iraq, Action Against Hunger is racing to provide critical water and sanitation services in camps and within host communities—including Zakho, where more than 100,000 displaced people have settled. 

Our Response to the World's Worst Food Crisis

Thirty five years ago today, the U.N. declared October 16 World Food Day to strengthen solidarity in the fight against hunger. In that spirit, we are highlighting the crisis in South Sudan, which the United Nations Security Council has declared the worst food crisis in the world.


About Action Against Hunger | ACF International

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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