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Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organisation that saves the lives of malnourished children while bringing sustainable solutions to hunger and safe water to people faced with life-threatening conditions. Our life-saving programs assist some five million people in over 40 countries each year.

Supporting Displaced Families in Zakho: To Help, We Must First Listen

Editor’s note: Last week, we wrote about the importance of providing families displaced from Northern Iraq with psychological support. This week, one of our Communications specialists shares his firsthand account of our psychologists’ work with a displaced community in Zakho, Iraqi Kurdistan.

“The first step is to give them a sense of security”: Supporting families displaced from Northern Iraq

"They took my sister; I haven’t heard any more news.”  "We had to flee because we were going to die."  These testimonies, collected by Action Against Hunger’s teams working with people who have fled to northern Iraq in recent months, reflect the horrors that thousands of families have been through.

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: Their Stories and Our Work Through Pictures

This little girl and her family are still adjusting to life in a refugee camp outside of Zahle, a small city near the Syrian border. They’re just a few of the 1.5 million civilians who have fled to Lebanon over the past three years of conflict. 

Children living in a refugee camp in Zahle

In Kenya, Information About Breastfeeding Saves Lives

Editor’s Note: This month, Action Against Hunger joined the NGO community in celebrating World Breastfeeding Week by sharing heartwarming stories about some of our work to promote breastfeeding in Kenya. You can read our first two stories here and here. This week, we're sharing the final story in our series about the importance of breastfeeding.

Giving Twin Brothers in Kenya a Healthy Start with Breastfeeding

Editor’s Note: Last week, Action Against Hunger joined the NGO community in celebrating World Breastfeeding Week, running August 1st-7th and shared a heartwarming story about some of our work to promote breastfeeding in Kenya. This week, we're sharing another story about the importance of breastfeeding. Stay tuned later this month for one more success story! 

Celebrating Success Among Breastfed Babies in Kenya

Editor’s Note: This week Action Against Hunger joins the NGO community in celebrating World Breastfeeding Week, running August 1st-7th. See below for a story about some of our work to promote breastfeeding in Kenya, and stay tuned to the blog later this month for more breastfeeding success stories!

Over 9 Million Lives Transformed: Dive into the Details

Action Against Hunger is excited to debut our 2013 Annual Progress Report, which outlines the progress we've made in accomplishing our strategic goals for the 2010-2015 time period.

Crisis in Northwest Pakistan: Hundreds of Thousands in Need

In Pakistan, according to the latest registration numbers collected by UN-OCHA, an estimated 950,000 people are fleeing their homes in North Waziristan to find refuge in neighboring provinces. These numbers are expected to fluctuate over the coming weeks as the registration process continues. Worryingly, an estimated 73 percent of these displaced people are women and children. 

Hope Instead of Hunger: Harvesting Cassava in Uganda

In Karamoja, Uganda, “akoro” is a word commonly heard. It means “hunger”—what this region of Uganda is known for, and what its residents struggle with every day. To combat the area’s chronic hunger problem, Action Against Hunger began a food security and livelihoods project with local farmers. Now, another term is bringing hope to the area: “eloma bon,” the local name for cassava, a nutritious, drought-resistant crop that is a staple food for millions of people throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Action Against Hunger Begins Lifesaving Programs in Cameroon

In the Central African Republic, tens of thousands of people are still living with the devastating impact of the coup in early 2013 and subsequent episodes of violence. While Action Against Hunger continues to work with those internally displaced by the conflict, we have also begun assisting families fleeing to safety in neighboring Cameroon. 

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About Action Against Hunger | ACF International

Action Against Hunger is internationally recognized as a leader in the fight against global malnutrition. Action Against Hunger works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting 5 million people each year.

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