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.
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.