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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.

Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene: Life-Sustaining Services

It’s a bitter irony that the torrential rains of a tropical cyclone can leave millions of people without a drop of clean water. When Cyclone Nargis ravaged coastal Myanmar—claiming over 80,000 lives—survivors found that their wells and rice paddies were badly contaminated by brackish floodwaters. Safe drinking water was difficult to obtain; agriculture was nearly impossible.

Promising Initiative Pilots Prevention in Kenya

This February, thanks in part to generous grants from the Richard & Rhoda Goldman Fund and the Starr International Foundation, Action Against Hunger launched a new initiative to prevent severe acute malnutrition in the Mandera District of northeastern Kenya. This remote, arid region struggles with a seasonal and often devastating “hunger gap” that begins in May and causes malnutrition rates to spike well beyond crisis levels. As a result, the lives of thousands of young children are jeopardized every year.

World Humanitarian Day Calls Attention to Aid Workers in Conflict Areas

New York, NY—Global humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger recognizes the first World Humanitarian Day today, designated by the United Nations to focus attention on aid workers providing relief in areas marred by violence. Humanitarian staff working in conflict zones have come under increased attack by armed groups in recent years, with grave implications for their personal safety and for the well-being of the millions of people around the world who rely on them for survival.

Thousands Displaced by Georgia-Russia War Still Lack Basic Services

New York, NY—One year after the Russia-Georgia conflict over South Ossetia, nearly 30,000 people displaced during the fighting still lack sufficient access to potable water and adequate sanitation, according to the results of a joint study carried out by Action Against Hunger (ACF), UNICEF, and the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

On the Front Lines of Malnutrition

Samuel Mbuto, a trained Clinical Officer and graduate of Mbale Medical School in Uganda, joined Action Against Hunger last year to run our new Stabilization Center. Located in the Kaabong Referral Hospital in Karamoja—an isolated region in northeastern Uganda—the facility treats children with severe acute malnutrition and other medical conditions that often accompany near-starvation.

Breaking the Cycle of Hunger: Lomuria's Story

Lomuria is a 16 month-old girl from Karamoja, Uganda. Her parents, Mogole Maria and Lotonkul John, used to tend cattle, which provided the family with a steady source of milk, meat, and income.

Water in the Desert: ACF in the Central African Republic

Landlocked in the center of sub-Saharan Africa, the Central African Republic (CAR) has suffered from ongoing conflict and instability over the past two decades. With 73% of the population struggling to survive on less than one dollar a day, it remains one of the poorest countries in the world.

When Drilling Makes All the Difference: Boreholes Provide Clean Water in Uganda

As security has gradually begun to improve over the past year, the context in northern Uganda has changed dramatically. Families have begun returning to their ancestral homes after spending more than two decades in displacement camps that held some 2.5 million people. Yet the transition home has exposed these communities to new humanitarian risks, requiring support from organizations such as Action Against Hunger.

Too Much, Too Little: Water As a Seasonal Problem

Containing Cholera Around the World

In recent months cholera outbreaks in southern Zimbabwe have killed hundreds and infected thousands. Action Against Hunger, which has been in Zimbabwe since 2002, has scaled up its response to help prevent a full-scale epidemic. We’re working with funding partner ECHO to provide safe water, emergency sanitation, and health and hygiene education for 30,000 affected people in the region.

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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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