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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.

Video: Supporting Conflict and Flood-Affected Populations in Pakistan

In recent years, massive floods in Pakistan have destroy the homes, livelihoods and communities of millions of people. However, with the help of the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), Action Against Hunger is providing lifesaving much-needed humanitarian support to conflict and flood-affected populations in Kyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan.

Malnutrition in Conflict: Treating the Psychological Causes of Hunger

Treating malnutrition in humanitarian crises, such as conflict and natural disaster, is far more complex than simply curing disease and providing children with therapeutic foods. Often, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—which is common in extreme situations—hinders the success of treatment.

Optimism after Typhoon Haiyan: Roselyn Omeres

Editor's note: Earlier this week, we updated you on our progress in the Philippines. Now, to show you an example of how your support helps us reach families in need, we're sharing a remarkable story of resilience from a family in Tacloban that we're assisting with one of our post-emergency projects. 

The Philippines, Rebuilding Six Months After Haiyan

Six months ago, Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, leaving an unprecedented humanitarian disaster in its wake—though the situation has greatly improved since November, 14 million people are still feeling the effects of the storm.

In Responding to Emergencies, Cash is Often King

What do people need after a natural disaster strikes? Some of the answers may seem obvious: food, clean water, shelter, medicine. Others may not, cash as the primary example. But cash transfers and cash-equivalent vouchers are highly effective tools for helping individuals, families, and whole communities rebound post-emergency. They empower people to make the purchasing decisions that will be most helpful to them, and they stimulate local markets by encouraging people to spend money in their own backyards.

Action Against Hunger Goes to the Nonprofit Oscars

In just over two weeks, we will be nervously awaiting the opening of a golden envelope. That’s right, Action Against Hunger was nominated as a finalist at the Classy Awards!  

The Classy Awards, held in partnership with The United Nations and taking place on May 3rd in San Diego, have been described as “the Oscars for philanthropy,” as they are now the largest awards ceremony recognizing social impact.

Classy Awards Finalist

Celebrations for World Water Day Across Pakistan

On March 22nd, Action Against Hunger's team in Pakistan was full of zeal and enthusiasm in celebrating World Water Day. Across the country, we participated in engaging, educational activities with local residents and emphasized this year's World Water Day theme, the connection between water and energy. Here are some highlights from several locations:

Halima Mohammed: Role Model in Her Refugee Camp

Editor's Note: This post comes to us from Hussein Ibrahim, a Nutrition Officer for Action Against Hunger in Dadaab, Kenya. Our thanks to Ibrahim, and to 1,000 Days, a consortium of NGOs dedicated to maximizing a child's critical nutrition window from conception to the 2nd birthday and one of which we're proud to be a part.

Flowing for the First Time: Water Changes Everything in Tana River, Kenya

This coming weekend is World Water Day, a tradition that was started by the United Nations in 1993 to recognize that a basic building block of healthy living—clean water—is beyond reach for millions of people worldwide.

Mothers with a Vision in Kapeitum, Kenya

Editor's Note: This post comes to us from Betty Cheyech, Nutrition Officer for Action Against Hunger in West Pokot, Kenya. Our thanks to Betty, and to 1,000 Days, a consortium of NGOs dedicated to maximizing a child's critical nutrition window from conception to the 2nd birthday and one of which we're proud to be a part. 1,000 Days will feature this post as part of its special March for Nutrition campaign, taking place this month.

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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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