International NGOs working in Yemen welcome the upcoming political consultations in Sweden. After almost four years of conflict in Yemen, up to 14 million people – 50 per cent of Yemen’s population - do not know where their next meal will come from. An estimated 85,000 children under five are presumed to have died from extreme hunger or disease since 2015.
From 11th – 16th May, 2018 Action Against Hunger- USA conducted a standard nutrition and mortality SMART survey in the former Fangak County of Jonglei State (former), South Sudan. A total of 396 households were assessed and this report contains the preliminary results of anthropometry, health and mortality indicators assessed in the survey (see specific objectives in section 1.3 below). The FSL, IYCF and WASH indicators will be included in the final report.
With the ongoing clashes around the frontline of Hodeida, one of Action Against Hunger's main warehouses serving humanitarian operations in the country suffered collateral damage from the ongoing conflict. After calls for a ceasefire by the international community only a matter of weeks ago, this is a deeply disturbing development. Action Against Hunger calls on all parties to the conflict to respect humanitarian activities and facilities to preserve essential aid to thousands people in need in the country.
People affected by crisis make decisions every day about how to use their capacities and the resources available to them to best meet their needs. However, when it comes to the aid provided by the formal humanitarian sector, crisis-affected people continue to report having extremely limited ability to influence the aid decisions that affect them. After decades of talk and commitments to put people at the center of aid, we, as a sector, continue to fall short.
WAAD (Water Access and Development) Consortium will provide 200,000 people improved access to clean water
Humanitarian and civil society agencies working in Rakhine State in Myanmar and in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are deeply concerned that the repatriation of refugees will commence in mid-November, according to an announcement of the Joint Working Group of the Governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar on 30th October.
The Governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh have made assurances to the refugees and the international community that repatriation will only happen when it is safe, voluntary and dignified. We call on both governments to stand by their commitments.
International non-government organisations (INGOs) in Yemen are appalled by the renewed increase in intensity of hostilities in and around Hodeidah city. After calls for a ceasefire by the international community only a matter of days ago this is a deeply disturbing development. All parties to the conflict must immediately stop the violence considering the catastrophic impact of this fighting on the civilians of Hodeidah and across Yemen.
Action Against Hunger joins 34 other organizations to issue the following statement ahead of the International Parliamentary Conference for Peace in Yemen:
One of the biggest biometric verification processes ever undertaken has confirmed that Uganda is hosting 1.1 million refugees, by far the largest number in Africa and the third largest worldwide. With the scale of the crisis now confirmed, the international community should ensure the response is appropriately funded. As the end of the year approaches, the 2018 response plan has received just 42% of the required funds.
Action Against Hunger, This Bar Saves Lives, and The UK Department for International Development Announce Cross-sector Collaboration; Open to New Partners on World Food Day
In the wake of the October 6 earthquake, Action Against Hunger’s teams in Haiti are supporting local authorities in monitoring the impacts of the disaster and preparing to help affected populations.
On Saturday, October 6, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Haiti, followed by strong aftershocks on Sunday and Monday. The epicenter of the quake was located roughly 12 miles from the city of Port-de-Paix, on Haiti’s northwestern coast.
1.0 Executive Summary
This report highlights the findings of the final independent evaluation of the “Surveillance and Evaluation Team (SET) and Multi-Sectoral Emergency Team (MET): An Integrated Emergency Response in South Sudan” project which was conducted in the months of August and September 2018.
- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
With 90% funding from the Regional Development and Protection Programme, Action Against Hunger has been implementing a 17-months project titled “Creating Job Opportunities for Young Adults” in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The 10,806,000 DKK (Danish Krones) project was implemented in Zakho District of Dohuk Governorate. It aims to “improve the economic situation of vulnerable host communities, Internally Displaced Persons, and refugee families through the creation of new businesses.
Typhoon Mangkhut is heading straight to the northern Philippines with devastating potential. If estimates from the Global System Disaster Alert and Coordination (GDACS) prove accurate, wind speeds could reach up to 155 miles per hour. Projected to be a Category 4 tropical storm, it is expected to make landfall in northern Luzon Island on the morning of September 14.
Humanitarian organisations operating in Yemen strongly support and welcome the consultation meeting in Geneva as a first step being taken by parties to the conflict towards a political resolution.
As INGOs working in Yemen, every day we witness the devastating impact of the conflict on the lives of ordinary people, and the deteriorating humanitarian situation.
Save the Children's Yemen Country Director Tamer Kirolos said it was time to put an end to the suffering of millions of Yemeni children and their families.
With the crisis entering its ninth year and showing no signs of abating despite recent efforts, 10.7 million people continue to be in urgent need of life-saving assistance across north-east Nigeria, far-north Cameroon, Western Chad and south-east Niger. Nearly 2.4 million people are displaced with fresh waves of violence and human rights abuses resulting in thousands arriving into congested sites on a weekly basis.
One year passed since the beginning of the exodus of an estimated 706,000 Rohingya refugees from Rakhine State, Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh following what the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights called a “textbook example” of ethnic cleansing. The newly arrived Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar have joined hundreds of thousands who were part of previous waves of displacement from Myanmar.
LIFE IN COX’S BAZAR
Traumatized, malnourished, and in desperate need of humanitarian aid, the newly displaced men, women, and children joined 200,000 additional Rohingya people already living in Bangladesh, who had been displaced by violence in previous years.
By: Fardosa Hussein, Communications Manager, Action Against Hunger, Somalia
"Hey, Action Against Hunger, come here!” Xukun Muhumed calls out to her bubbly 21-month-old daughter Anzal. Her curious eyes gaze at the unfamiliar sight of a car parked nearby, and then she runs toward her mother, giggling.
Senegal is experiencing the third severe drought period in six years, after 2011 and 2014, leaving nearly a quarter of a million people food insecure as the ‘hunger season’ begins.