7-year-old boy Sira Doucoura, in Senegal

ActionAid's headquarters and chief executive are based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

We work in 20 countries across Africa. We work on the prevention, care and treatment of people with HIV/AIDS; famine relief; peace building - and food and education.

Our regional headquarters are in Nairobi. We operate in Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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In Lesotho, ActionAid is helping drought-hit families to feed themselves by providing seeds and offering training.

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