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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.

Cash for Communities in Northern Nigeria: Grants for At-Risk Groups

Though Nigeria is one of the wealthiest nations in Africa, it also has one of the highest rates of childhood malnutrition. In northern Nigeria, low household income, volatile food prices, and recurring annual food shortages have left an estimated 800,000 children at risk of severe malnutrition.

Nigerian Communities Hit High Note in Hygiene and Sanitation

At Action Against Hunger, we’re all about promoting good nutrition and saving those who are severely malnourished. It’s well-known that having access to clean water and sanitation facilities, and knowing the ins and outs of good hygiene, are all important factors in fighting malnutrition. Without these things in place, disease can run rampant.

Celebrating Moms in Afghanistan for Mother’s Day

Action Against Hunger loves moms. Our expert field staff understands that a mother’s health and well-being can affect the health of her children, and even her whole community. That’s why so many of our programs focus on treating, educating, and empowering mothers, so they can become healthy themselves and help their families thrive. In honor of Mother’s Day, we are sharing the story of two moms who benefitted from our efforts in Afghanistan.

No Hospitals to Help Victims of Violence In Central African Republic

Last weekend, violent clashes once again shook the Central African Republic. In the capital, Bangui, and in the region of Bossangoa, the population waits for stability and emergency aid. Bossangoa is now a ghost town: half of its inhabitants have fled, fearing for their safety, and are living in unsafe makeshift camps. The area has been completely looted, including the therapeutic nutrition center where Action Against Hunger teams had been treating severely malnourished children.

Disability is Not Inability: Stories of Success, Despite Physical Limitations

At Action Against Hunger, we help people who face extreme hardships every day to survive. Many lack access to basic necessities like food and water; others are struggling to rebuild after a disaster. On top of these difficulties, some people we serve also have physical limitations that make their situations even more challenging. But our work with these extraordinary people proves that disability does not mean inability, and that everyone can contribute in their own way to community development.

"We Were Eating Weeds": From Suffering to Success in Kenya

In 2011, more than 20% of people in the arid southern region of Kenya called Garbatulla District were suffering from deadly malnutrition due to severe drought. In response to these alarming numbers, Action Against Hunger provided emergency nutrition programs in twenty-five communities throughout Garbatulla District. Our teams trained local leaders and volunteers to help identify and educate those in need, and worked collaboratively with these volunteers to strengthen and improve our programs based on feedback from participants. 

Celebrating Women in Pakistan on International Women's Day

Today is International Women’s Day—a day to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of women around the world.

Crisis in Mali: Half a Million Lives Hang in the Balance

Conflict in Mali continues to threaten the safety and livelihoods of nearly half a million citizens who have fled violence in the nation’s north. Displaced people face food shortages in the wake of devastating droughts, rising food prices, and very limited means to produce food for themselves. The populous city of Gao has become all but a ghost town. 

In Peru, a Fresh Take on Combating Childhood Anemia

Our field staff regularly conducts health and nutrition-focused interviews with residents of a rural Andean region of Peru, an area where around 40% of families live in extreme poverty and up to 33% of children under five years old suffer from chronic malnutrition. Six in ten children here are anemic, which means they do not have enough iron in their blood.

Nico: The Story of One Child’s Survival in D.R. Congo

Nico, a young boy from a small village in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was too weak to walk and drifted in and out of consciousness when his mother Mboyito Masola rushed him to the nearest hospital to be treated for severe acute malnutrition.

After six weeks of treatment, Nico was still unable to move and Mboyito feared the worst, “I told the doctor to be honest with me if he thought Nico would die,” she said.

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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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