Press releases • Nov 04, 2019 13:01 GMT
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Press releases • Oct 31, 2019 16:18 GMT
To reach Sustainable Development Goals developed for 2030, we must reverse the trend of increasing child hunger
Blog posts • Oct 18, 2019 09:55 BST
With global hunger and child malnutrition on the rise, the international community must renew its commitments to reverse this trend.
News • Sep 25, 2019 13:38 BST
The armed group holding captive an employee of Action Against Hunger, two drivers and three health ministry personnel, have executed one of the hostages.
Action Against Hunger is devastated by this tragic news, and our deepest sympathies go out to the victim’s family and loved ones.
The hostages were kidnapped on 18 July whilst delivering life-saving aid to the people of north east Nigeria, people who are relying on humanitarian organisations to meet their most basic needs.
Action Against Hunger condemns in the strongest terms this assassination and urgently calls for the release of the hostages, reminding them that they were present in the north east of the country only to help the most vulnerable.
Action Against Hunger is extremely concerned and is fully mobilized to ensure that the remaining hostages can be quickly and safely reunited with their families.
Action Against Hunger also requests that the public and journalists respect the dignity of the victim and the privacy of the families by not sharing images or videos that may circulate on the Internet.
Action Against Hunger is devastated by the tragic news that one of the hostages kidnapped in an aid convoy on 18 July has been executed by the armed group holding them.
ACTION AGAINST HUNGER STRONGLY REJECTS THE ACCUSATION OF “AIDING AND ABETTING” A TERRORIST ORGANISATION
News • Sep 19, 2019 18:01 BST
On 18 September, Action Against Hunger was ordered by the Nigerian Army to close its main offices in Borno and Yobe states, north eastern Nigeria. This decision, given without notice, has put into jeopardy the vital assistance that Action Against Hunger is providing to millions of people across Borno and Yobe states.
Action Against Hunger strongly rejects the accusation of “aiding and abetting” a terrorist organisation, and is working productively with the Nigerian authorities to try and resolve this situation.
Action Against Hunger stands ready to support any investigation, and will work tirelessly with the Nigerian authorities to allay any concerns they may have about our operations in the region.
Action Against Hunger delivers neutral, impartial and independent humanitarian aid to millions of people in Borno and Yobe states by providing basic services to the most vulnerable people, especially women and children.
Vital assistance to millions of people put in jeopardy by the Nigerian army's closure of aid agency's offices in conflict-affected areas of north east Nigeria.
News • Sep 06, 2019 06:44 BST
With deep sadness, Action Against Hunger has confirmed that two colleagues were killed in the Gambella region of Ethiopia early on the morning of 5 September.
Team members were in transit from our 24-hour pediatric Nutrition Stabilisation Center inside the Nguenyyiel Refugee camp when they were ambushed by armed individuals. Two employees were killed at the scene. Action Against Hunger has suspended operations in Gambella, but is maintaining the provision of life-saving assistance.
Action Against Hunger is coordinating with the authorities who are investigating the attack.
Every day, humanitarian workers around the world risk their lives as they provide life-saving assistance to civilians. Our thoughts are with the families of our deceased colleagues.
Action Against Hunger has worked in Ethiopia since 1985. In 2018, we reached more than 830,000 people in the country.
Action Against Hunger confirms that two colleagues were killed in the Gambella region of Ethiopia.
News • Aug 28, 2019 08:12 BST
G7 countries put their own strategy interests first as they sideline the urgent humanitarian needs of the region's civilians once again.
News • Aug 21, 2019 19:02 BST
Action Against Hunger among 61 NGOs warning of worsening crisis in Myanmar and calling for inclusion of refugees on decisions around their safe and voluntary return
News • Jul 25, 2019 04:29 BST
Update July 25, 2019
A video released on the evening of Wednesday, July 24 shows a female Action Against Hunger staff member alongside five companions (drivers and health workers engaged in a humanitarian programme run by Action Against Hunger in Damasak region, Borno State) apparently in a good condition of health.
Action Against Hunger strongly requests that our staff member and her companions are released.
They are humanitarians and health workers and they chose to dedicate their lives to support the most vulnerable communities in Nigeria. They were only in pursuit of solidarity, humanity and neutrality.
Their abduction fully contradicts International Humanitarian Law and internationally recognised standards for the protection of humanitarian workers and organisations.
All Action Against Hunger teams and staff express their full support and comfort to our colleague and to her companions who are being detained, as well as to their families and friends.
Notice to the media:
Action Against Hunger will not make any comment or give any feedback to media queries related to this subject except through formal and written statements.
Action Against Hunger acknowledges the media for their understanding in the treatment of this difficult situation.
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