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Aid workers on frontline of drought in East Africa respond to FCDO funding announcement

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) in the UK has today announced £36 million in UK humanitarian funding to help people in Ukraine, East Africa and Syria. Countries in East Africa

Climate crisis fuels drought and severe hunger across East Africa

The climate crisis is fuelling one of the worst droughts on record across the Horn of Africa, with up to 13 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia facing severe hunger. Find out more about the

East Africa Food Crisis: “Now the world is ending”

Severe drought, chronic water shortages and now rising food and energy prices due to the war on Ukraine, are pushing families to the brink of survival.

Famine announcement will be too little too late as mothers bury their children in East Africa 

Responding to U.N. humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths’ warning that famine is “at the door” in parts of Somalia, Taiwo Ajose, Interim Country Director for ActionAid in Somaliland, says: 

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Heavy rains threaten communities left homeless by Tropical Storm Ana

Heavy rains and Tropical Cyclone Batsirai are threatening communities in Southern Africa left reeling after Tropical Storm Ana destroyed their homes, schools and farmland.

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ActionAid responds to IMF debt relief announcement

ActionAid responds to the IMF debt relief announcement of immediate debt relief for 25 countries.

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Game of two halves – football finals offer ray of hope in Europe while Uganda turns stadium into Covid-19 hospital

Number of Ugandans fully vaccinated equivalent to less than 5% of Wembley stadium capacity.

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G7 support for pharma monopolies is putting millions of lives at risk

head of the G7 Leaders’ Summit, the People’s Vaccine Alliance warned that G7 promises to vaccinate the world by 2022 will be impossible to fulfil, if governments continue blocking proposals to waive

Pakistan floods - tens of millions affected in the blink of an eye

Floods in Pakistan continue to devastate communities, with over 30 million people affected, including almost 1000 dead.

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Six years of talks fail to address funding needed to support survivors of climate disasters

Despite six years of negotiating, the UN process has failed to face the fact that a new funding mechanism is desperately needed to support people to recover from climate disasters.