Action Against Hunger’s international network produces a variety of published works from context analysis and regional assessments to community surveys and field reports.
The REFANI Niger study is a cluster randomised control trial (cRCT) of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of early initiation and longer duration of emergency/seasonal unconditional cash transfers on children’s nutritional status (ISRCTN 25360839). Led by the Institute for Global Health at University College of London (UCL), a trial of an unconditional emergency/seasonal cash transfer programme (CTP) is being implemented by Concern Worldwide in Tahoua Department, Niger.
REFANI organized a panel on February 2, 2016, hosted by DFID in London, UK. This is a recording of the discussion.
REFANI organized the 'Research Uptake in a Humanitarian Context: Insights on Designing and Implementing a Research Uptake Strategy' panel discussion on February 2, hosted by DFID, in London, UK. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions of the panel.
Nigeria is ranked as the third country with the highest absolute number of children less than five years of age in need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition. In 2012, the nutritional anthropometric survey conducted in Yobe State, indicated global acute malnutrition (GAM) rates of 14.5% and severe acute malnutrition (SAM) rates of 3.1%. In February 2011, Action Against Hunger began supporting a sustainable approach to integration of community– based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) for SAM in three Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Yobe State, Nigeria.
In many refugee contexts, maternal undernutrition and sub-optimal IYCF practices contribute to the burden of acute malnutrition. In 2011, UNHCR and partners renewed effort to support maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) in established and new Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya where GAM and maternal anemia was prevalent and feeding practices sub-optimal. Led by Action Against Hunger, the initiative developed a common results framework and communication model with nutrition and health services and allied sectors such as WASH and livelihoods.