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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.

In Pakistan, a Young Hygiene Hero Celebrates Global Handwashing Day

Eleven-year-old Benazir* shouted enthusiastically from the stage where she stood, “Choose handwashing, choose health!” More than 400 students from five different schools had come together to celebrate Global Handwashing Day in K.N. Shah Town in Dadu District, Sindh Province, Pakistan, and she wanted to show them that a simple act can have a big impact—by washing their hands with soap and clean water, they can help create a healthy and bright future.

The Philippines, One Year After Typhoon Haiyan

On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan—one of the most powerful typhoons recorded in history—swept across central Philippines, severely impacting 14 million people. As the people of the Philippines and the international community remember the lives lost and recognize the resilience of survivors, Action Against Hunger looks back on the year.

The Philippines After Typhoon Haiyan: A Year in Pictures

One year ago, on November 8, Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) struck the Philippines. Action Against Hunger responded immediately, and for the past year our teams have been working to rebuild communities devastated by the deadly storm. These pictures give a glimpse of the impact of the storm, the progress we’ve made, and the extraordinary resilience of people in the Philippines. Photo by Lucile Grosjean/ACF International

Video: Bringing Clean Water to Families Displaced from Northern Iraq

In response to the influx of families fleeing violence in Northern Iraq, Action Against Hunger is racing to provide critical water and sanitation services in camps and within host communities—including Zakho, where more than 100,000 displaced people have settled. 

Ebola: The Food Factor

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is capturing the world’s attention and rightfully so. It is the largest and longest Ebola outbreak in history, and has taken the lives of more people than all other Ebola outbreaks combined. To make matters even worse, a second deadly impact of the Ebola outbreak is looming.  As Ebola spreads, the number and severity of malnourished children in Sierra Leone and Liberia will increase dramatically. We must act now to save precious lives. 

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! 


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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