Famine

Thirty Years Ago, a News Video Shocked the World - Here's What We Learned About Famine Since Then

Hans Zomer | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK
Hans Zomer

On 23 October, it will be exactly 30 years since a BBC report alerted the world to a famine in Ethiopia. Michael Buerk's harrowing reports for BBC...

From Crisis to Catastrophe in South Sudan

Mark Goldring | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK
Mark Goldring

Oxfam and other aid agencies are warning that rival groups in South Sudan are regrouping ready to resume violence once the rainy season ends this month. An upsurge in fighting would exacerbate what is already the world's worst food crisis and could lead to famine. The number of people facing dangerous levels of hunger is expected to increase by one million between January and March.

To the Leaders of South Sudan: Look Into Your Heart and Ask for Forgiveness for the Things You've Done

Aimee Ansari | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK
Aimee Ansari

Before this conflict started in December, there was no inspiring and unifying vision of what South Sudan could be. The hope and optimism that came with independence is gone. Instead, there is now fear, mistrust and disillusionment between the people of South Sudan. An amazing opportunity has been squandered. It may take years to re-build a sense of unity.

This Amazing Fruit Is Packed With Gluten-Free Carbs And Protein

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Watch out folks, there's a new wonder food in town, and it promises to make a big difference to the world. Breadfruit has been heralded as a 'wond...

World Refugee Day: Shameful That Tens of Thousands of Children in South Sudan Could Die From Lack of Food

Rose Caldwell | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK
Rose Caldwell

Almost a million people have been forced to leave their homes in South Sudan following months of violent conflict. Over one million are displaced and dispersed in hard to reach areas in the country, and over 350,000 more have fled South Sudan for refuge in neighbouring nations.

Under Siege in Damascus: An Activist Speaks Out

Luke McManus | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Politics
Luke McManus

Zara Hakim is a Syrian currently living under siege in a southern suburb of Damascus. One of the many activists still inside Syria, she and her team have, for the past two weeks, been working to raise international attention for their 'Break the Siege' campaign...

Ethiopia - Time to Discover It for Yourself

Adam Stones | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Stones

Many people feel sad when they think of Ethiopia; they think of the news reports, the aid work, the conflict - but they generally think of Ethiopia as it was in 1984 when Geldof and Ure amplified the world's attention to its plight.

Plant Village Is Reclaiming Control of Our Crops

Tom Ward | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Tech
Tom Ward

Plant Village is a unique social media site, enabling agriculturalists to easily and freely share information on crop disease in real time. With monthly page views of almost 170,000 unique visitors from 190 countries, Plant Village might just revolutionise the way we produce crops and the way we think about our food.

Learning to Improve for the Future

Claire Blackburn | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK
Claire Blackburn

Learning and accountability is firmly on the NGO agenda nowadays and for Action Against Hunger, it is something we take very seriously. We dedicate a lot of energy into evaluating our programmes, learning from them and, fundamentally, holding ourselves to account for them.

The Injustice of Overpopulation

Chantal Lyons | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK
Chantal Lyons

Most population growth is happening in the developing world. The clue is in the name - many developing nations are on their way up. Endeavouring to curb population growth can only be a positive thing. Many of the actions we could take are intrinsically humanitarian in themselves.

Famine-Stricken North Koreans 'Forced Into Cannibalism'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK

There are fears some famine-stricken North Koreans are being forced into cannibalism following claims a man was executed for murdering his two childre...

What's Your Tipping Point?

Liz Scarff | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK
Liz Scarff

I want to tell you the stories of the two strong women we met recently in Niger. But I'm finding it very difficult.

Gambling With the Future of the Planet

Kit Vaughan | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK
Kit Vaughan

Recent science analysis predicts that we are heading for between 4- 6°C of global warming. Such rapid change in our climate system will bring about profound and in some cases catastrophic damages. This is the stuff science fiction movies are made of: Storms and typhoons will be more frequent and will kill more lives and destroy more infrastructures.

No Easy Bedtime Reading for G8 Leaders

Rheal Drisdelle | Posted 15.07.2012 | UK Politics
Rheal Drisdelle

This is the Great Silent Tsunami that keeps happening year after year with some years, like this one, worse than others. But who's listening? Did you know that a severely malnourished child does not cry but instead dies in silence?

You May Bemoan the Hosepipe Ban, But Niger is Literally Dying From Full-On Drought

Alastair Stewart | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK Politics
Alastair Stewart

You may or may not bemoan the hosepipe ban, but, as you inevitably sip a glass of water with lunch or luxuriate in a bath or take a shower tomorrow, spare a thought for those for whom a fraction of that water could be the difference between life and death; and then do what you can to help.

Things Go From Bad to Worse for Niger

Rheal Drisdelle | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK
Rheal Drisdelle

When I wrote back in January that we need to talk about the risk of famine in Niger, I had no idea then that an already very complex situation was about to see yet another twist in the tale develop.

South Sudan Threatened by 'Perfect Storm' of Famine, Tribal Violence and Escalating Conflict Over Oil

Sir John Holmes | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK
Sir John Holmes

We cannot abandon the people of South Sudan at such a moment of renewed need, whatever our frustrations. They have suffered so long for their prized independence and deserve so much better. But even if the present crisis is mitigated by some kind of agreement after even worse north-south brinkmanship than we are used to, the international community will have to demand much more and better from the government in Juba, as well as pressing Khartoum. The message may be unwelcome. But accepting responsibility is part of independence too.

African Food Crisis: Our Ability to Save Children's Lives Depends on the Spotlight of the Media

David Bull | Posted 21.03.2012 | UK
David Bull

This week Save the Children and Oxfam released a damning report about the failure of the international community to heed the warnings of the spreading nutritional crisis in East Africa quickly enough. This "dangerous delay" they say, cost lives.

A Day in the Life of a Campaigner

Ruth Dawkins | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Politics
Ruth Dawkins

A normal Wednesday for me usually involves some laundry, some grocery shopping, maybe a walk in the park, and a jigsaw or a game of hide and seek with my toddler son. Yesterday was a little different. I went to Downing Street.

We Need to Talk About Niger's Famine

Rheal Drisdelle | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK
Rheal Drisdelle

The fact remains though that we need to talk about famine. Perhaps not in the technical UN-defined sense of the word. But in the dictionary sense of the word: extreme and general scarcity of food, as in a country or a large geographical area. With so many lives potentially at stake, now is not the time to dodge the issue.

Delivering Light to Refugees in Ethiopia

Miriam Furze | Posted 01.02.2012 | UK
Miriam Furze

Melkadida camp, like the three other camps around Dollo Ado, is full, yet every day more refugees arrive, waiting in a transit camp for a new site to be opened. Like the refugees that have already lived here for several years, each of them faces a difficult future.

Help End Extreme Hunger With Save the Children

Ruth Dawkins | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Politics
Ruth Dawkins

Just less than a month ago, we moved house from Edinburgh to the South East of England, so that my husband could start his new job with Save the Children. Ever since then our 2 and a half-year-old son Tom has been working really hard to understand what his dad's new job is all about.

Kate Refuses To Try Paste Fed To Starving Africans On Unicef Village

PA | Posted 02.01.2012 | UK

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been offered a taste of a special high-protein peanut paste which is sent to malnourished children in Africa. ...

Eyewitness Account From Somalian Flood

Catherine Carter | Posted 24.12.2011 | UK
Catherine Carter

I stand by a pool of stagnant water. It looks fairly innocuous, –dirty and strewn with rubbish, but harmless. It’s hard to believe that just days ago this water came rushing through Sigale Camp, leaving destruction behind it.

The F-word: Why we did it

Adrian Lovett | Posted 04.12.2011 | UK
Adrian Lovett

ONE's new campaign ad is getting a lot of attention. Not all of it of the admiring kind. Yahoo's news pages brand it the "shocking F-word vid". In the UK, the folk who decide what is fit and proper content for TV ads are stewing over it.