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

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.

Girls like Amina are at risk of violence during their long walks to fetch water.

Every day, climate change is threatening the lives of women and girls around the world. Erratic rainfall, rising sea levels and devastating droughts are destroying crops and livelihoods, and leaving women and girls vulnerable. Women already bear an unequal burden which is made worse in climate crises as they are forced to travel longer distances to collect water and supplies. On these journeys, they are often exposed to the threat of violence. Women and girls in Somaliland told us of their fears now that drought has gripped their country.

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 3 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.

Malyuun carefully measures out rations for her family, including her one-year-old son, Sakariye-Ahmed.

How do you feed a family during a drought?

Posted in Blogs 3 years 4 months ago

The fields outside lie dry and barren, unable to produce the crops that once fed your family. Meanwhile, the cooking pot inside your hut looks equally bare. All you have is a small amount of rice, borrowed from a neighbour, with which to feed several hungry mouths. Then comes the impossible question: who do you feed first? Is it the eldest child who walks long distances in search of water and needs the energy? Or the youngest child who doesn't understand drought and is less easily consoled?

Hasha Kalcatcha, from the Borana tribe, using mobile technology to tackle hunger in Kenya

Innovation is crucial to ActionAid – it helps us to reach more people and have an even greater impact on the people we support who are living in poverty. Our global strategy calls for alternatives - new thinking and innovative approaches. Using mobile technology in Kenya is just one of many ways in which we're doing exactly that.

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Women buy fish on the beach in Vadamula, Andrha Pradesh, India.

In India a third of the population live below the poverty line. Early child marriage, violence, discrimination and lack of skills means many women have few choices, with 75% never having the opportunity to earn a living. By providing fishing equipment and training to local women’s groups, we’re helping women lift themselves out of poverty. Photographer Poulomi Basu has just returned from Andhra Pradesh, southeast India, to capture some of their stories.