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Nimo, 35, fears for the lives of her children, as her cattle – her only source of income and food - waste away due to the drought in Somaliland

Up to 12 million people across Somalia, Somaliland, Ethiopia and Kenya are in urgent need of food assistance as severe drought has caused a humanitarian crisis. ActionAid is distributing food and water but the situation is critical. In Ethiopia alone more than three million people are acutely malnourished and famine could soon be a reality.​

School children from Miyuyu Primary School in Tanzania play after lessons

The generosity and commitment of Britain is transforming the lives of some of the poorest people in the world. On Monday 13th June 2016 there will be a Parliamentary debate about the UK’s aid budget and whether the legislation that enshrines it in law should be scrapped. Here are a few reasons why I believe Britain’s proud legacy of helping people around the world should be built upon, not diminished. 

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 2 years 9 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.

Abdullah, 7, holds a climate-resilient chicken bred by his neighbour Rafiza in Bangladesh.

Tackling climate change with local innovation

Posted in Blogs 2 years 9 months ago

What do tarpaulins, fighting cockerels, and raised villages have in common? Not much, on the surface. But together they're some of the creative solutions that ActionAid, in collaboration with the communities that we work with, has been developing to tackle the impacts of climate change. Find out how these innovative approaches are helping communities adapt to extreme weather. 

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 2 years 9 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.

Children like 11-year-old Amina and her siblings are at risk of malnutrition in Somaliland.

Mustafa Ahmed Mohammed is part of ActionAid Somaliland's team who are delivering emergency food to families on the brink of survival. He blogs about the communities he works with, who are enduring a terrible drought because of the devastating effects of El Niño