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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

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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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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

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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

World Bank and IMF mark 75th anniversary amid rising global hunger, the climate crisis and corporate human rights abuses

 ActionAid's international director of programmes and global engagement reflects on 75 years of the IMF and World Bank, ahead of their annual meetings, which coincide with the Committee on World Food

Climate Justice - photos from around the world

On 20 September 2019 activists from around the world called for climate justice and immediate action on climate change. Here are some of the best photos from the day.

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More than half a million people sign petition to protect Brazil’s Cerrado biome

Environmental defenders and climate activists in Brazil have delivered a petition to protect the Cerrado biome – signed by more than 560,000 people – to their National Congress. ActionAid is one of 50