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Ruth in Malawi sews reusable, plastic-free period pads for her local community.

What is plastic-free July and why is it important? Join us in taking up the challenge this month and find out how you can help the environment. 

Janratul is only 12 months old, but she and her family are climate refugees; forced to abandon their home in Bangladesh because of flooding

How climate change is causing a refugee crisis

Posted in Blogs 3 years 5 months ago

In parts of Africa and Asia, a quiet refugee crisis is unfolding. Today an estimated 60 million people are either living as refugees or have been forced from their homes - the highest number in history. When we think of refugees, we often think of war. And the conflict in Syria and elsewhere has turned millions of people into refugees, but many people have also been left without a home because of the threats of El Niño and climate change.

10-year-old Aasia is forced to fish every day to help feed her family. Her brother, Ahmadullah, is blind, so she takes him with her so she can take care of him.

Worlds apart: a girl's eye view of hunger

Posted in Blogs 3 years 6 months ago

When there’s not enough food to go around, it’s often young girls who suffer the most - and it's not just the devastating effects of malnutrition. Girls are forced to drop out of school to help support their families during times of food shortages, and face early child marriage when families feel that they can’t support them. Meet four girls from Somaliland and Bangladesh whose lives are being torn apart by climate change and the impacts of El Niño.

Three-year-old Nimo in Somaliland cries herself to sleep because she is so hungry.

Climate change and the El Niño weather phenomenon mean that families already living on the margins of survival are struggling to grow or buy the food they desperately need. In Somaliland, drought is causing harvests to fail and turning fields to dust. In Bangladesh, flooding rivers and rising seas are swamping crops and robbing people of their livelihoods. We're working to support the most vulnerable - but we need your help.

ActionAid believes it's important for a vibrant democracy that all individuals, groups and organisations can actively participate in the debate (like Sophia Abdi Noor, pictured, in Kenya, who fights for the rights of marginalised Kenyan women)

Like many of you, over the past few months I have followed the ebb and flow of the EU referendum debate. Whatever side you take, it’s clear that the outcome will have a huge impact on the UK’s future. How people choose to vote is a personal decision in which they must weigh up a variety of issues. One of the issues we at ActionAid UK think has not been given much airtime is international development, and the possible ramifications of this decision for the world’s poorest people.

Women like Hodan in Somaliland are struggling to grow or buy food as El Niño tightens its grip on the country.

How much do you know about global hunger?

Posted in Blogs 3 years 5 months ago

Right now, a food crisis caused by extreme weather is making millions of children go hungry across the world. But many people don't know that El Niño and climate change are making it harder and harder to grow food. Take our quiz and share your results with your friends, to raise awareness of the impact that extreme weather is having on the world's poorest people.