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Southern Africa food and climate crisis

More than nine million people in Southern Africa are facing severe food shortages.

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As rich countries shirk responsibility for the climate crisis, families in Malawi are boiling mangoes to survive

Chikondi Chabvuta, ActionAid’s regional humanitarian adviser for Southern Africa, reports on the food and climate crises devastating communities across Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The Rainbow Activists

The Rainbow Activist Alliance is challenging the South African authorities stop the culture of impunity and violence.

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World Food Day 2020

Before the pandemic, 27 million people were experiencing in “emergency” levels of food insecurity, one step away from famine (FAO 2020). The Covid-19 crisis could have a catastrophic impact of their

Leveraging tax transparency

Universal health care. Free childcare. Free education. These are what our taxes contribute to in Australia. Despite this, the issue of tax is highly politicised and often used to attack progressive

Surviving climate change – Hilda’s story

This is the story of Hilda. Hilda lives in rural Zimbabwe and her community was devastated by Cyclone Idai. Read about how Hilda worked to rebuild her community and watch her short video.

Celebrating the power of human rights defenders

Human rights are hard won and easily lost. This is a collection of stories of those who defend human rights around the world.

190 organisations join our call for increased funding for education post-Covid

On 28th July 2020 ActionAid convened a ground-breaking webinar on the domestic financing of education beyond the Covid-19 pandemic. You can view the full recoding of the webinar and read the call to

Financing education

This page outlines the way that ActionAid works to finance education around the world.

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Our response to the Covid-19 pandemic

Our local teams have already reached  25 million people across 40 countries, but this crisis is far from over.