At Action Against Hunger, we have a history of pioneering the application of cutting-edge tools and techniques to old, persistent problems in aid and development. In that tradition, we are a leading partner of the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP). The CaLP “aims to improve the quality of emergency cash transfer and voucher programming across the humanitarian sector.” In emergencies, distributing some form of cash or vouchers can be much more effective than the classic donations of food, soap, and other standardized sets of equipment that may not be useful to every affected family. Provided local shops are functioning, cash gives the flexibility to buy what’s needed, while keeping shop owners involved in the local economy.
Action Against Hunger’s international network produces a variety of published works from context analysis and regional assessments to community surveys and field reports.
Action Against Hunger | ACF International’s first intervention in Pakistan was in 1979 in the context of the Afghan crisis and the arrival of thousands of Afghan refugees. After the country-wide torrential rains which began in late July 2010 and affected 17.2 million people, ACF scaled up its programs responding to the emergency, initially with life-saving activities and later on with livelihoods restoration. In Maidan, in the northwest of Pakistan, ACF supported some of the most vulnerable households with unconditional cash grants and business restart grants for those whose home-based businesses were heavily damaged or destroyed in the floods. Female headed households (mainly widows) originally affected by the conflict and later on by the catastrophic floods were assisted to rebuild their lives and support their families with income.
This photo documentary is dedicated to those brave women that despite adversity showed resilience, courage and hope.
This joint publication analyzes the reactions of pastoralists and agro-pastorialists in Ethiopia and Mali to climate change shocks and stressers. Examining the implications of local perceptions to climate change, this technical report offers policy recommendations that promote food security and climate-resilient livelihoods.
This Action Against Hunger | ACF International paper outlines the organization’s policies and strategies in relation to the HIV/AIDS pandemic in many countries struggling with high infection rates. The document also outlines ACF’s goals and approaches and provides recommendations for policy implementation.