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Palestinians in Gaza are suffering the effects of a deepening electricity crisis following the shut-down of Gaza’s sole power plant in mid-April after fuel supplies dried up.  Over one month on...

ActionAid is actively responding to the drought disaster in Kenya through various quick interventions.

In the last two weeks, the organization delivered food to 96,000 people, most of who are in the worst affected counties.

The Government of Kenya declared the drought a national disaster in February and called on international support in order to deliver humanitarian services to 2.7 million people. ActionAid works in 10 out of the 15 most affected counties with an estimated population of 1.5 million people.

I have driven on this road before, not as an aid worker but an activist in wildlife issues. I looked to my left as our vehicle slowed down on the river just before Labasarek town in Isiolo County....
During normal times, Chepochepkoi Peter, 36 year old mother of six, made a decent living selling charcoal and firewood. She sold her merchandise by the roadside to neighbours and travelers. With this...
My name is Lucia Amanman, 27 years old and I have five children.  I live in Daaba in Isiolo.We live here peacefully and help each other during hard times. The situation today is not good for all...
She is among the 2.7 million of people in Kenya who are being pushed to the edge by a deadly drought.Irene Chepkasan, 30, sees this first hand through the eyes of her six children and the many others...

Dhaka, ActionAid Bangladesh, Today Shonali Khatun, 14, challenged perceptions of beauty as she strutted down the runway at a hotel in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Tuesday. A smiling Shonali opened the show ‘Beauty Redefined’, organized by ActionAid Bangladesh, to applause in a dress designed by famed fashion designer and model Bibi Russell.

After recent attacks against foreign nationals last week, ActionAid South Africa (AASA) is horrified to learn of the xenophobic utterances made by Mario Khumalo, leader of an outwardly xenophobic political party, South African First, as well as the anti-foreigner march planned to take place in Pretoria tomorrow. The march is led by the Mamelodi Concerned Residents who have allegedly been handing out flyers spreading hate speech and inciting violence against foreign nationals.

Madarbari Unnayan Barta is a newsletter published from LRP (Local Rights Programme) 41 of ActionAid Bangladesh, Chittagong.