Bijay Kumar

I’m working to strengthen ActionAid’s humanitarian work in over 40 countries worldwide.

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Oggi mi trovo in Hilantagaan, una piccola isola al largo della costa di Cebu, per monitorare la distribuzione di viveri da parte di ActionAid e per conoscere meglio i bisogni della gente dopo che il...
Today I’m in Hilantagaan, a small island off the coast of Cebu, to monitor ActionAid’s distribution and learn more about people’s needs here after typhoon Haiyan devastated their homes. Whilst...
I’m Bijay Kumar, the head of the Emergencies and Crisis Team at ActionAid. When I was asked to contribute a story about a human rights champion for 16 Days of Stories, I immediately thought of a...
When we commemorated World Humanitarian Day last year, the drought and food crisis in East Africa was at its peak, providing a timely reminder of the devastation that disasters bring.One year on, and...
A family in Bady, Senegal, share the little food they have
The “accountability question” has long done the rounds in the humanitarian sector.  Since 1996, when the Joint Evaluation of the International Response to the Genocide in Rwanda was published, a...
While devastating crop damage in the worst floods for 50 years has already left millions of people in Thailand and Cambodia without food, many more are likely to go hungry as the forthcoming rice...
Residents move out with their belongings and pets from a flooded area in Bangkok
Once again, a part of the world teeters on the brink of a catastrophe that sees the poorest and most vulnerable – mainly women and children – hardest hit. The food crisis and drought in East Africa...