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Southern Africa food and climate crisis

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

Horn of Africa drought: Ceel-Dheere

Ceel-Dheere, a rural pastoralist community located around 45km (2-hours’ drive) northeast of Burao, Somaliland, has been deeply impacted by one of the worst droughts on record in the Horn of Africa

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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.

As rains fail, families in rural Kenya face perilous levels of hunger and thirst

Rains have failed for the third consecutive season in vast areas of arid and semi-arid lands in Kenya. ActionAid Kenya’s communications manager Fridah Bwari on how drought is devastating family

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.

Protecting the grass under elephants

To mark International Day of Rural Women, Fletcher Simwaka, communications officer at ActionAid Malawi, makes the case for a strong, gender-just binding UN treaty to ensure transnational companies

Conservation or land grabbing? The case of Mbulia Group Ranch

Sometimes, conservation can be used as a cover for landgrabbing. This story, of the Mbulia Group Ranch in Kenya, is an example of how this can happen.

How Shell is devastating the Niger Delta

As Shell faces climate charges in Dutch court, activists in the Niger Delta speak out about the fossil fuel giant’s devastating impact on their communities.

ActionAid demands #ClimateJusticeNow

ActionAid believes firmly in climate justice. In September 2019 we are mobilising in order to fight for climate justice for all. This page includes the resources and information we are using in

Never Give Up: the struggle for a birthright

This is the story of the Acholi people of Apaa, Uganda. They have routinely been displaced from their land and this is the story of their struggle for a land to call home.