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  • Southern Africa food crisis: food distributions taking place in Zimbabwe

    Southern Africa food crisis 2020: key facts

    Posted in Blog 6 months 3 weeks ago

    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. Read more

  • Climate change and poverty

    Climate change and poverty

    Posted 11 months 6 days ago

    Find out the relationship between climate change and poverty, and how the poorest people are being hit hardest by climate change. Read more

  • Children who survived the mudslide wait at a shelter in Freetown.

    Sierra Leone mudslide: our response in photos

    Posted in Blog 2 years 11 months ago

    It is now just over a week since a devastating mudslide swept through some of the poorest communities in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. Over 500 people have been confirmed to have died, while over 3,000 people remain missing. Those who have survived have lost everything, and are in a deep state of trauma. Our local staff in Freetown were able to respond within hours of the mudslide, helping in the immediate relief efforts. By last Friday, they had reached 260 families with emergency supplies of food, water and shelter. These images from the team show the impact of the mudslide, and what they are doing to help the most vulnerable.   Read more

  • Two-year-old Ntemu and his mother collect food at a food distribution point run by ActionAid Kenya.

    How your donations are making a difference in Kenya

    Posted in Blog 3 years 4 months ago

    Thanks to the incredible generosity of everyone have donated to the East Africa Crisis Appeal, ActionAid has supported over 128,600 people so far across Kenya, Somaliland and Ethiopia. In Kenya, ActionAid has supported over 98,000 people. Our local staff are there on the ground now distributing food, including rice, oil and beans, constructing water tanks and rehabilitating boreholes so that communities can get access to water. Find out how your donations are making a huge difference in Kenya right now. Read more

  • Cecilia and Angelie carry jerry cans back from a watering hole to their village.

    Fighting the impacts of drought in Kenya

    Posted in Blog 3 years 4 months ago

    More than 3 million people in Kenya are impacted by the drought across East Africa, with the worst affected living in the arid and semi-arid lands across the country. The rains have been depressed over the past year and pastoralists are very badly impacted, their livelihoods destroyed and their families suffering. FIfteeen of the 23 arid and semi-arid counties are now in the emergency category. The priority now is to save lives and livelihoods. Read more

  • Habiba, 50, (right) has walked for 25 days from Ethiopia to Ceelbaxay water-point in Somaliland, in desperate search of water.

    Why drought puts women at greater risk of violence

    Posted in Blog 3 years 4 months ago

    If you've been watching the news recently, you'll have seen the catastrophic effects that drought is having on lives and livelihoods in East Africa at the moment. The rains have failed, and as a result crops and livestock have been wiped out - leaving the people who depend on them on the brink of famine. The link between drought and hunger is horribly clear. But drought also increases the risk of another kind of danger, which is often more hidden and less talked about: the risk of violence against women and girls (VAWG). This World Water Day, find out why drought is making women and girls in East Africa more vulnerable to violence.  Read more