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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.

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.

Without Water: The Global Impact of Water Poverty

The figures are staggering: one billion people without clean water, 2.5 billion without proper sanitation. But numbers alone can’t convey the daily indignities, nor can they measure the tragedy of so many lives lost when there’s not enough water.

Hygiene Promotion: A View from Uganda

Mrs. Oyella Santa, a mother of a household with 10 members, lives in Owak village in Amuru District, Northern Uganda. Ever since Action Against Hunger (ACF) launched environmental sanitation programs in her area, Mrs. Oyella has worked to improve her home by attending the Hygiene Promotion Sessions and setting up environmental sanitation facilities.

Action Against Hunger’s Community-Based Programs in D.R. Congo

While the current crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC, formerly Zaire) has drawn attention to this sprawling Central African country, this is only the latest chapter in a cycle of crises that started during the rule of Mobutu Sese Seko, Congo/Zaire’s president from 1965 to 1997 and continued after his fall.

The (Earth) Science of Saving Lives: Trayle Kulshan on Why She Loves Working with Water

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Coordinator Trayle Kulshan works with Action Against Hunger in Kenya where she oversees the extension of water and sanitation improvements to vulnerable populations in the region. The problems Trayle works on in Kenya include protecting water points from contamination, constructing fresh-water wells, and installing water-filtration systems.

Providing Clean, Safe Water To Millions Of Families: Voices from the Field

The human body can only last a few days without water—it’s essential for proper health and facilitates a range of life-sustaining functions like digestion, metabolic stability, and cell and organ health. While most of us know we ought to drink more water than we do, few understand what it means to go without water or to rely on filthy or contaminated sources.

Ending Malnutrition: How New Tools are Reshaping Our Options on Hunger

The numbers are stark and heartbreaking: Every year, nearly 20 million children across the world will suffer from severe acute malnutrition. More than five million of them will die. Countless others will suffer permanent physical damage, including stunted growth and developmental delays.

But the outlook for these children does not have to be so grim. Organizations such as Action Against Hunger have made huge strides in learning how to treat acutely malnourished children.

Muttur: Commemorating Two Years Since The Tragedy

Two years ago on 4th August 2006, 17 Action Against Hunger humanitarian aid workers were executed on their base in Muttur in Sri Lanka. They were killed in the offices of a humanitarian organization, a place which had, until then, been considered as a safe house. 17 of our colleagues, 17 friends, brothers and sisters. 13 men and 4 women. A father and his daughter, a mother and five fathers. 11 of them had not yet reached the age of 30. 17 human beings who lost their lives because they wanted to help others.

Rise in Food Prices: Broad Concerns, Implications, Solutions

Food prices have risen dramatically around the world in recent months, fueling widespread concern and social unrest in communities confronted with devastating price increases when buying provisions. Exactly what accounts for this wild upswing in market prices and what do these trends hold for those already living in precarious conditions?

Working to Avert a Water and Latrine Crisis in Kenya

Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) has renewed its commitment to increasing local access to latrines and safe water in Mandera, Kenya as the world community marks the International Year of Sanitation and World Water Day this March 22nd. Water and sanitation conditions are a major concern in Mandera, Kenya’s North Eastern Province, where latrine coverage is less than 60% and less than 20% of all households have access to drinking water.

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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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