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Desert locusts can be solitary, but when crowded together with other locusts, can change colour, move faster, and work together as a swarm.

Six things you didn’t know about desert locusts

Arsheen Qasim – Digital Communications

The destructive desert locust is causing widespread havoc and devastation in East Africa right now by feeding on vital food crops and pastures that local families need to live.

Find out what a desert locust is, why it’s potentially dangerous and how ActionAid are working on the ground to fight this menace.

Our Valentine's Day poll revealed that attitudes to women's independence may be changing

Is Valentine's Day outdated?

Hollie Pycroft – Digital Communications

A new poll shows more than half of UK adults won’t be celebrating Valentine’s Day this year. Is Valentine's Day on the way out?

Sonali, an acid attack survivor from Bangladesh, stands with women and girls to say #MyBodyIsMine

Sonali's story: I'm an acid attack survivor but I’m not fearful

Sonali – #MyBodyIsMine ally, Bangladesh

Sonali, an acid attack survivor from Bangladesh, speaks about her experience of being attacked with acid, how she has recovered, and why she stands with women and girls to say #MyBodyIsMine. 

Our charity gifts are the perfect way to show a loved one how much you care.

Alternative Valentine’s Day charity gift guide

Hollie Pycroft – Digital Communications

Whether you’re sending a Valentine’s gift to your partner, or celebrating Galentine’s Day with your besties, ActionAid’s charity gifts are a unique way to show how much you care. 

In Zambia ActionAid is distributing maize, beans and cooking oil to families affected by the food crisis

Southern Africa food crisis: the climate emergency in action

Mike Noyes – Head of Humanitarian Response

The escalating Southern Africa food crisis is putting millions of lives at risk. Find out what’s happening in the affected countries, directly from ActionAid staff on the ground. 

Southern Africa food crisis: food distributions taking place in Zimbabwe

Southern Africa food crisis 2020: key facts

Mike Noyes – Head of Humanitarian Response

Southern Africa food crisis 2020: find out what's happening, where it's happening, and see the solutions to the escalating food insecurity crisis in Southern Africa.