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Women’s leadership in food aid distribution, Zimbabwe

The RWA movement is a women’s empowerment group supported by ActionAid Zimbabwe, whose members are supporting the current emergency response. The Lean Season Assistance Programme (LSA), for example


Urgent food supplies needed to reach families facing hunger crisis in Zambia

ActionAid's roving global humanitarian adviser Amar Nayak writes about his recent visit to villages in Nalolo district, western Zambia, where families are experiencing severe food insecurity.

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Families receive life-saving food supplies in drought-hit Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is experiencing its worst hunger crisis in more than a decade, with 3.6 million people suffering from severe food shortages.

Nelia and her family were among 49,000 people living in Makoni

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Southern Africa food and climate crisis

More than nine million people in Southern Africa are facing severe food shortages after the worst drought the region has seen in 35 years. This page tells some of their stories and describes ActionAid

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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.

How women first-responders saved lives during Cyclone Bulbul

As Cyclone Bulbul hurtled towards the coastlines of India and Bangladesh, Sabita Rani and Hawa Begum were warning their communities about the fast-approaching storm and helping people to reach local


Families are surviving on one meal a day in drought-hit Zambia

Families in Sesheke, in Zambia’s western province, are facing severe food shortages due to drought. The area has experienced erratic rain, heat waves and drought affecting about 700 households. High


Severe drought hits Mozambique months after devastating Cyclone Idai

Cyclone Idai left a trail of destruction across four countries in March 2019, with Mozambique the worst hit. It is still reeling from the effects of the tropical storm which killed more than 1,000

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190 women on why governments must #RatifyILO190

In June the International Labour Conference adopted the ground-breaking Convention C190 aimed at ending violence and harassment in the world of work. 

However, there’s still work to do! For the

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