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Born into fire: Violence brings mental health struggles for new mothers in Gaza

ActionAid is providing counselling to help new mothers cope with the trauma of giving birth during and after the violence, as psychologists report a rise in postpartum depression .

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Meet the women on the frontlines of the Covid-19 crisis and rising gender-based violence in Haiti

Women and girls in Haiti are facing a rising tide of gender-based violence (GBV) triggered by the country’s ongoing political crisis, deteriorating security, rising poverty and Covid-19 restrictions.

‘Our village was filled with palm trees, but now they’re all dead’

Kahaso Charo, 60, is a farmer who has lived near Garithe in Kenya’s Salt Belt since 2015. Her once fertile farmland is now being polluted by the salt mining company, Kurawa Salt, which recently moved


How our Covid-19 response teams in Brazil are responding to the pandemic

As of January 2021, over 8 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Brazil. Over 200,000 people have lost their lives to the virus, and millions more face challenges including loss of

'They came like a thief, demolished and destroyed the place'

Villagers from Garithe In Kenya's Marereni Salt Belt are fighting for their right to continue living and working on nearly 800 acres of land they have farmed for generations. Dickson Kenga, a palm

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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.

'I have hopes that we will have our land back'

More than 2,400 people are locked in a legal battle with a salt mining company. The Garithe community in Kenya’s Marereni Salt Belt are fighting for their right to continue living and working on

‘I live in fear everyday of losing everything’

More than 2,400 villagers from the Garithe community in Kenya’s Marereni Salt Belt, are fighting for their right to continue living on 800 acres of their ancestral land which they have lived and

"Shell is threatening all our rights" - Oil giant’s human rights record on trial

ActionAid is one of seven environmental and human rights organisations, led by Friends of the Earth Netherlands, taking legal action against Shell to demand it reduces its emissions in line with

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.