Action Against Hunger’s international network produces a variety of published works from context analysis and regional assessments to community surveys and field reports.
The Horn and Eastern Africa Regional Office (HEARO) oversees Action Against Hunger’s operations in the region, providing strategic and operational support to our country programmes. HEARO’s approach is based on leveraging new opportunities at regional level, as we strengthen capacity at the local level. The regional office supports six countries to deliver the global vision: Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.
In 2019, the humanitarian situation that has generated the greatest concern in Latin America is surely the socio-economic situation affecting Venezuela, where an estimated 7 million people need humanitarian attention, of whom 2.6 million have been prioritized in the Humanitarian Response Plan for 2019, which has been widely under-financed. In fact, the biggest constraint on the provision of humanitarian assistance in the country is still funding, according to the United Nations.
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on already fragile livelihoods and unstable economies in the Horn and East Africa. Some of these impacts may include reduced agricultural productivity, weak supply chains, increased cross border trade tensions, limited employment prospects and rising political and regulatory uncertainty.
COVID-19 and the Risks to the Nutritional Outcomes of Children and Women in Eastern and Southern AfricaJuly, 2020
A joint call to protect the nutritional status of the most vulnerable women and children across Eastern and Southern Africa from the effects of COVID-19, issued by Action Against Hunger, Catholic Relief Services, Concern Worldwide, the International Rescue Committee, Save the Children, the UN Refugee Agency, UNICEF, the World Food Program, and the World Health Organization.
In past pandemics, we have seen that more people can die from the indirect consequences of an outbreak than from the disease itself. As the fight against the pandemic pushes millions into poverty and hunger, COVID-19 will likely be no different.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the resilience of Somalia’s fragile health system, a country already affected by multiple humanitarian crises, having experienced conflict, drought, floods, and a locust invasion within the last nine months alone. The COVID-19 crisis will inevitably inflict more harm on a weakened and fragile health system.
Action Against Hunger, in a coordinated effort with UNICEF and the US Centers for Disease Control, is conducting the Innovations and COVID-19 Adaptations in the Management of Child Wasting Project, a global study to capture adaptations and associated learning over the course of the pandemic. As part of this initiative, we invite organizations around the world to come together a share experiences and resources to:
Action Against Hunger is leading a global movement to end hunger in our lifetimes. It innovates solutions, advocates for change, and reaches 25 million people every year with proven hunger prevention and treatment programs. As a nonprofit that works across 50 countries, its 8,300 dedicated staff members partner with communities to address the root causes of hunger, including climate change, conflict, inequity, and emergencies. It strives to create a world free from hunger, for everyone, for good.