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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.

An Everyday Emergency: Fighting Malnutrition in Rural Niger

I’m in Niger, visiting our nutrition and food security programs in Mayahi, a rural area of Maradi region, with Ousmane, our Advocacy Officer for Niger. As we drive through the hustle and bustle of Maradi, the nation’s commercial capital, it’s strange to think that this region also has some of the highest malnutrition rates in the country. After a 30-minute drive, however, the scenery changes: the paved road, shops, houses, and cars are replaced by sand, trees, and straw huts.

The Philippines, One Month After Haiyan

One month after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, some fourteen million people across nine provinces are still feeling the effects of the deadly storm. Action Against Hunger’s emergency response teams continue to work tirelessly to provide safe water, basic sanitation and hygiene, food and shelter to those who have lost everything. So far, we’ve reached 650,000 people in need.

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Photos of Lifesaving Assistance: Typhoon Haiyan Survivors Receive Food Aid

1. Recently, Action Against Hunger emergency response teams delivered nearly six tons of food to six isolated mountainous areas in the center of Panay Island.

Tacloban, Philippines. Courtesy Daniel Burgui

Mothers on a Mission: Women's Support Groups Strengthen Communities

 
Action Against Hunger’s commitment to ending malnutrition goes beyond just addressing its immediate symptoms. We also tackle the underlying causes of hunger, which include problems like weak local economies and lack of access to food. Many mothers of young children in the communities we serve face these challenges, so they understand—and are in a unique position to positively change—the issues that affect their children’s nutritional health. 

Mothers supporting mothers

Kick Off the Holiday Season Right: Celebrate #GivingTuesday!

At Thanksgiving dinner, we all saved the best for last. (It was the pumpkin pie, of course). The same can be said for the series of days that follows the holiday. There’s Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. But we save the best for last: #GivingTuesday!

After the Typhoon, Another Disaster: Oil Spill Endangers Community in the Philippines

The municipality of Estancia in Iloilo Province, one of the areas in the Philippines hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan, was dealt another crippling blow by the deadly storm earlier this week: a barge owned by the national electric company, containing over a million liters of fuel, crashed during the typhoon and has begun leaking oil into the water. So far, approximately 200,000 liters of oil have already contaminated rivers, sanitation infrastructure, and houses up to a mile from the spill site.

A View from the Ground: Displaced Families Receive Emergency Supplies

1. This weekend, in the municipality of Estancia in Iloilo Province on the island of Panay, our teams distributed nearly 200 hygiene kits to displaced typhoon survivors seeking shelter in their town’s civic center and elementary school.

Tacloban, Philippines. Courtesy Daniel Burgui

Saving Lives and Livelihoods: the Race for Recovery After Typhoon Haiyan

In the catastrophic wake of Typhoon Haiyan, Action Against Hunger’s first priority has been saving lives. But saving livelihoods—the ways that people earn money and access food—is equally important for recovery. So while our emergency response teams aim to provide immediate lifesaving assistance to some 650,000 typhoon survivors, we’re also developing strategies to help restore economic self-sufficiency to the vulnerable communities in Tacloban and Capiz. 

In Conversation with the Governor of Capiz, Philippines

Action Against Hunger communications officer, Lucile Grosjean, sat down with the governor of Capiz, a Philippine province badly damaged by Typhoon Haiyan. Here’s what he had to say about the situation his province is facing.

Q: How has the Typhoon affected the province of Capiz?

A: According to the information we have today, some 692,000 people were affected by the typhoon, 130,000 houses were totally or partially destroyed, and 160,000 people were made homeless and have taken shelter in 841 evacuation sites.

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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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