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Friends Khaleda and Kadidja, 13, are sponsored by ActionAid in Bangladesh.

Why we're showing the love for Bangladesh

Posted in Blogs 4 years 6 months ago

This Valentine’s Day, at ActionAid we're wearing our heart on our sleeve and standing up for what we love that could be lost to climate change. We’ve joined the UK Climate Coalition - the largest group of people dedicated to action on climate change - to #showthelove.

Children in The Gambia often go without food because of crop failure and drought.

The Gambia is a wonderful, warm and welcoming country that is fast becoming a top holiday destination. With beautiful beaches and outstanding wildlife, it’s easy to see why tourists return year after year. But there’s another side to The Gambia that not all of its visitors see – extreme poverty.

ActionAid volunteer Kadiatu Lamboi raises awareness of Ebola in Mbundorbu village, Sierra Leone.

With Ebola now confirmed in Senegal and many hundreds dying across the region, the virus has brutally exposed the various weaknesses of West African health systems, including their underfunding.

Jane Moyo takes on Living Below the Line to combat global poverty

As advised by the organisers I planned my ‘£1 a day for five days’ meals in advance.

Bénédicte Banzobafeza Sebutoza of North Kivu, DRC, is growing a healthy crop of cabbages thanks to support from EU Humanitarian Aid and ActionAid.

Planting seeds of change in North Kivu

Posted in Blogs 5 years 4 months ago

Bénédicte Banzobafeza Sebutoza and Ndawiguma Mutayomba lived through terrible conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). They lost their incomes and spent days with nothing to eat. Now, thanks to ActionAid and EU Humanitarian Aid they have received seeds and tools, and joined a group of inspiring mothers growing crops to support their families and build resilience.