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.

ACTION AGAINST HUNGER DENOUNCES THE EXECUTION OF ONE OF SIX HOSTAGES KIDNAPPED IN NIGERIA IN JULY

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.

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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.

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ACTION AGAINST HUNGER STAFF MEMBERS KILLED IN VIOLENCE IN ETHIOPIA

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.

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G7 leaders and African partners fail to make solid commitments to tackle Sahel humanitarian crisis

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.

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News   •   Aug 21, 2019 19:02 BST

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Abduction of Action Against Hunger staff member in Nigeria

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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ACTION AGAINST HUNGER HOPING FOR RECORD SUPPORT FOR THIS YEAR’S ‘LOVE FOOD GIVE FOOD’ CAMPAIGN

Press releases   •   Jul 23, 2019 11:01 BST

Action Against Hunger hoping for record support for this year's Love Food Give Food campaign.

Statement on the aid convoy incident in Borno State, Nigeria

News   •   Jul 19, 2019 14:38 BST

On Thursday 18 July, 2019, a convoy of vehicles was attacked on the road to Damasak, Borno state, Nigeria.

One of the drivers was killed, while one Action Against Hunger staff member, two of the drivers and three health workers are missing.

We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident as these are colleagues dedicated to providing life-saving assistance to individuals and families affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the north east of Nigeria. We are very concerned and want to ensure that they are safe and can be reunited with their families.

Action Against Hunger strives to ensure that millions of people in need of humanitarian assistance in north east Nigeria receive the essential services required for their survival, especially women and children.

We express our deepest condolences to the family of our driver and we extend our support to the family of our missing colleagues as well as others affected by this tragic incident.

We appeal to the media and the public to desist from circulating unverified information about the above incident.

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STATEMENT: RESPONSE TO 2019 UN FOOD SECURITY REPORT

Press releases   •   Jul 15, 2019 15:46 BST

For the fourth consecutive year, global food insecurity has increased. This is according to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, the UN's flagship report jointly prepared by FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO.  


Responding to the report's findings, Jean-Michel Grand, Executive Director of Action Against Hunger UK said:

“The fact that food insecurity has risen for a fourth consecutive year should set alarm bells ringing. It is a clear signal that more investment is needed and that hunger must be prioritised.

“If we are serious about tackling hunger we need a more integrated approach that tackles its underlying causes. Progress won’t be made if we don’t address the causes of conflict, the continuing inequality for women and girls, and weak health systems. We also need better data. The figures in this report are alarming, but the true scale of acute-malnutrition is probably much higher than what has been reported.

“I hope this report will act as a wake-up call to governments. Unless we have a sea-change in our thinking on how we tackle hunger, the situation will continue to get worse”

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Anthony Gale on a.gale@actionagainsthunger.org.uk or +447534903812


Notes to editors


  • Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organisation that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. We save the lives of malnourished children and work with their communities before and after disaster strikes. We ensure that everyone can access clean water, food, training and healthcare. We enable people to provide for themselves and we constantly search for more effective solutions, while sharing our knowledge and expertise with the world. We push for long-term change. We will never give up. Until the world is free from hunger.
  • In 2018, Action Against Hunger helped more than 21 million people in nearly 50 countries around the world.
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For the fourth consecutive year, global food insecurity has increased. This is according to ​The 2019 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, the UN's flagship report jointly prepared by FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO.

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Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organisation that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. We save the lives of malnourished children. We ensure that everyone can access clean water, food, training and healthcare. We enable entire communities to be free from hunger.

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